Archive for leaving cert

Review of Leaving and Junior Cert promised

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“The programme for government has backed away from controversial Fine Gael policies on the Irish language and third-level fees – but it is promising a review of both the Leaving and Junior Cert exams …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 7 March]

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Teacher fury over FG plan to publish exam results

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“Parents could soon be able to check the Leaving Cert grades of each school. The new Fine Gael-led Government is set to find itself on a collision course with teachers over its plan …” (more)

[Independent, 2 March]

Parties fire shots over Irish language plans

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have exchanged electoral fire over the former party’s plans for the Irish language, which controversially includes plans to remove it as a compulsory subject for students sitting the Leaving Certificate …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 15 February]

FG wants all schools to publish Leaving Cert results

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“The country’s 730 secondary schools will be compelled to publish Leaving Certificate exam results under a Fine Gael-led government, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 February]

Feachtas ar líne ar son na Gaeilge

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“Leis an méid scannal i gcúrsaí polaitíochta na tíre le cúpla seachtain anuas, bheadh sé intuigthe dá mba rud é go raibh plé maidir leis an nGaeilge sa chóras oideachais curtha ar leathtaobh ar feadh tamall. Tá grúpa ar an bhfód anois, áfach, atá ag seasamh ar son cearta na Gaeilge agus i gcoinne an polasaí Ardteistiméireachta atá ag Fine Gael …” (more)

[Frances Mulraney, The College View, 11 February]

University admissions: time to re-think the criteria

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“This is going to sound very grand, but over the past few years I have been trying to persuade the education sector and politicians of two things: the socially undesirable and financially unsustainable nature of ‘free’ higher education that is not adequately funded; and the damage being inflicted on Ireland by the Leaving Certificate examination …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, February]

Education advisers call for PE as Leaving Cert exam

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 1 February 2011 by Steve

“Rugby, rock-climbing and dance could be the next big things in the Leaving Certificate. They are among the activities that government education advisers have suggested should form part of a new secondary school subject in Physical Education (PE) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 February]