Sunday 19 November 2017

Deirdre Conroy: It's time to re-examine the tired old Leaving Certificate

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Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

Such is the intensity and competitiveness of the Leaving Cert that it has spawned a huge industry in grinds. While some may argue this points to a lack of teaching competence others may just as easily argue that the curriculum is simply too broad for the majority of students to cover.

One way 0or another, now that Easter is over, the oral exams start and households around the country go into lock-down.

If your child is in their last term of school, it is possibly 30 years or more since you sat your Leaving Cert.

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