IBEC calls for radical reform at Junior Cert level

Industry lobby group IBEC has said that radical reform of junior cycle assessment and teaching methods in secondary schools could have a profound and positive impact on education outcomes.

12th September, 2012
Students sitting the Junior Certificate exam.

Industry lobby group IBEC has said that radical reform of junior cycle assessment and teaching methods in secondary schools could have a profound and positive impact on education outcomes.

The call for reform comes on a day when almost 59,000 students will receive Junior Certificate results, reflecting a 3.4 per cent rise from last year. Almost 600,000 individual grades in 26 different subjects are being delivered to the 28,891 female and 29,907 male candidates in this year’s examination.

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