Thursday 30 March 2017

'One-shot' system is not fair on pupils

Alan Birmingham, Sean Murray, Darragh Collinge, Robbie Loughran, David Heraghty, Sam Doolan and Gary Kenna
celebrate after getting their Leaving Certificate results at Malahide Community School yesterday
Alan Birmingham, Sean Murray, Darragh Collinge, Robbie Loughran, David Heraghty, Sam Doolan and Gary Kenna celebrate after getting their Leaving Certificate results at Malahide Community School yesterday

•Having just come through the medieval torture chamber that is the Leaving Certificate, it may seem bizarre to be calling for even more state exams.

I have listened to all kinds of arguments about how the points system is still the best worst option we have, but surely we should be aiming for something better in this day and age?

I am exceptionally fortunate to be sure I will be offered my first choice course. However, I have just returned from my school and the faces of my classmates who were not so lucky in their Leaving Cert will stay with me.

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