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Longer school days and weekend classes: ESRI calls for Leaving Cert 2021 changes

Longer days and weekend learning proposed

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PROPOSALS: Selina McCoy

PROPOSALS: Selina McCoy

PROPOSALS: Selina McCoy

Longer school days and weekend classes to make up for lost teaching time are among a series of ESRI proposals to help Leaving Cert pupils catch up on lost work during the Covid-19 crisis.

ESRI professor Selina McCoy said the Department of Education "should consider providing supplementary resources for every school" and paying teachers to provide additional classes for sixth year students when schools reopen in September.

She also proposed reducing the amount of time pupils spend on non-exam subjects, such as religion, and removing the traditional mock exams next year to maximise learning time.