Sunday January 26, 2020

Hey, teachers, leave that Leaving Certificate alone

Few things in modern Ireland are seen as absolutely fair, transparent and accountable – but the dreaded exam is one of them

10th June, 2018

As we find ourselves in the middle of another frenetic exam season, it is sobering to recall that assessing candidates has always been an inexact science, as Charlie Chaplin reportedly once discovered to his cost when he entered a Chaplin lookalike competition and only finished third. Employers struggle just as much as examiners to find a way to whittle down the candidates.

One famous English barrister was asked by his prestigious chambers to chair their...

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