Schools may drop chemistry, physics classes

Up to 64 per cent of second-level schools are considering dropping Leaving Cert subjects such as chemistry, physics and accounting, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has warned.

4th April, 2012

Up to 64 per cent of second-level schools are considering dropping Leaving Cert subjects such as chemistry, physics and accounting, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has warned.

This was the outcome of a survey commissioned by the ASTI on the impact of education cuts in the 2012 budget.

Fifty-seven per cent of 151 schools said they were likely to amalgamate some classes at Leaving Cert level. Thirty-two per cent said they were considering amalgamating some...

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