Saturday August 15, 2020

What’s so wrong with the Leaving Cert?

Critics of the Leaving find it hard to come up with an alternative – for good reason

19th August, 2018
Leaving Cert pupils in Baldoyle, Dublin with Minister for Education Richard Bruton Pic: Rollingnews

With the publication of the results of the Leaving Certificate there has been the usual hand-wringing as to whether the exam continues to serve any purpose. Politically correct buzzwords are used, such as in the Irish Times leader last Wednesday, which was headed “A signpost, not a final destination”. It also appears that reports into our state examinations are now like Dublin buses in that you wait ages for one and then two come along...

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