Institute of Physics bemoans Leaving Cert

A continued fall in numbers taking Leaving Certificate physics, a significant gender imbalance, and a quarter of schools are not offering physics at Leaving Cert level

15th August, 2012
Physics take-up disappoints

The Institute of Physics has expressed serious concern about the number of students choosing to take the physics course for Leaving Certificate.

It noted a continued fall in numbers taking Leaving Certificate physics, significant gender imbalance and said almost a quarter of schools were not offering physics at Leaving Cert level.

The statement followed one from innovation minister Sean Sherlock who welcomed the increase in take-up of maths and science.

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