Junior Cert cancelled and options for Leaving pupils

The Education Minister is in the process of briefing teaching unions who will then relay the plans to their membership.

The Junior Cert has been cancelled and the Cabinet Education Sub-Committee has signed off on a proposal that will allow Leaving Cert Students the option of calculated grades or a written exam in each subject.

The Government hopes the latest proposal will act as an incentive to get students to sit the written exam come the summer.

An official announcement is expected soon.

The Education Minister is in the process of briefing teaching unions who will then relay the plans to their membership.

It is possible legislation may be required to underpin the calculated grades system.

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