Legal challenges to Leaving Cert results seem certain, but that’s nothing new
This year’s new system of calculated grades had to be designed and implemented very quickly, and some litigation is inevitable, but there are reasons to be optimistic too
Assessing candidates has always been an inexact science, even for lawyers. One famous English Queen’s Counsel was asked by his prestigious chambers to chair its recruitment committee. The veteran barrister requested that all of the candidates’ application forms be placed on his desk. When this was done he randomly picked up half of the applications and, without even glancing at them, threw them straight into the bin.
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