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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Department of Education host a sixth meeting in regards to the Leaving Cert examinations

A sixth meeting has taken place at the Department of Education which included various stakeholders such as teachers, parents, student representatives and the State Examinations Commission.

The group discussed alternative assessment models and measure that have been put in place to support the students’ wellbeing.

A department spokesperson stated that the group “continued its discussions on the practicalities of holding the Leaving Certificate examinations, given the constraints of social distancing and other measures that may be required, based on the available medical advice”.

The ISSU (Irish Second-Level Student Union) released a second survey to which 24,000 final year students took part in.

Almost 79% of those who took part were in favour of cancelling the leaving cert and wanted a predicted grading model to be used instead.


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