More to Leaving than memorising
Published 08/10/2010 | 05:00
According to Michael Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Vocational Education Association, Leaving Cert students "can do well if they can simply memorise facts" (Irish Independent, October 6).
I cannot speak for other subjects, but as far as maths is concerned, this is false.
It is simply impossible to do well by memorisation, and the much-criticised course neither requires nor encourages rote memorisation.