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John Walshe: Rising degree of alarm at third-level grade inflation

John Walshe

Published 02/03/2010 | 05:00

THE Irish education system used to be miserly in the percentages of top grades awarded both in the Leaving and in college. But not any more.

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The changes are remarkable, no matter how you look at the statistics.

In 1995 just 3.8pc of Leaving Cert students applying to the CAO earned 500 points or more while last year 8.5pc did so.

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