Leaving Cert ordinary-level Irish exam is ‘not fit for purpose’, says politician
FF backbencher and ex-Irish teacher Pádraig O’Sullivan says the exam is far too difficult for most students and that many are leaving pages blank
The Leaving Cert ordinary-level Irish exam is “not fit for purpose” and large numbers of students are turning in blank exam papers, a Fianna Fáil backbencher has claimed.
Pádraig O’Sullivan, who previously worked as an Irish teacher in a secondary school, has personal experience of correcting Irish exam papers.
“If you were given a bundle of 500 Leaving Cert Irish exam papers at ordinary level, you knew quite confidently that half of them would be ...