Thursday October 29, 2020

Failures of the Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert does not work properly, as it is merely a test of memory and learning, and not a proper reflection of a student’s ability or suitability for university.

18th August, 2007

The Leaving Cert does not work properly, as it is merely a test of memory and learning, and not a proper reflection of a student’s ability or suitability for university.

Even before the Leaving Certificate results were released, two reports provided a platform for a debate on its relevance as the final examination in the general education system in Ireland.

The first was the report from the Education Research Centre at St Patrick’s...

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