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Fresh doubt over Leaving Cert as predictive marks are back on table

Parents Council warns students are suffering increasing stress and calls for certainty over exams

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MINISTER: Joe McHugh. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

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The use of predictive grades to assess Leaving Cert students is on the agenda for a crunch meeting today as pressure mounts to abandon the traditional exams.

Education Minister Joe McHugh will take part in the discussions with other education figures to explore the issues around the Leaving Certificate.

The ultimate decision on how best to assess 61,000 students in the Leaving Cert class of 2020 caught up in the fallout from a global pandemic is expected to be announced within a week.