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The alarming decline of Leaving Cert students taking higher-level maths and science subjects is an issue which must be addressed, writes Kathryn Raleigh.

18th August, 2007

The alarming decline of Leaving Cert students taking higher-level maths and science subjects is an issue which must be addressed, writes Kathryn Raleigh.

The Leaving Cert results prompt an annual debate on the curriculum and the points system, using analysis of student results to identify weakness and strengths in the education system.

But how often do these analyses translate into action? This year’s debacle on mathematics has two very promising solutions proposed, both supported by...

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