Friday 9 December 2016

Katherine Donnelly: Not every Leaving Cert student needs higher-level maths

Published 28/04/2016 | 02:30

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The biggest issue on the minds of many sixth-year students at the moment is whether to stick with higher-level maths.

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The lure of the 25 CAO bonus points has encouraged ever-increasing numbers to rise to the challenge. Last year, candidates taking the 'honours' paper reached over 27pc, close to the Government target of 30pc.

The bonus was designed to draw good ordinary-level candidates out of their comfort zone and get them to develop their maths brains.

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