Monday 20 February 2017

Deirdre Conroy: It's time to re-examine the tired old Leaving Certificate

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

Such is the intensity and competitiveness of the Leaving Cert that it has spawned a huge industry in grinds. While some may argue this points to a lack of teaching competence others may just as easily argue that the curriculum is simply too broad for the majority of students to cover.

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One way 0or another, now that Easter is over, the oral exams start and households around the country go into lock-down.

If your child is in their last term of school, it is possibly 30 years or more since you sat your Leaving Cert.

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