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'Harder' Irish exam for students in Gaelscoileanna could hamper local progress

Dec 15, 2021 15:12 By News Northern Sound
'Harder' Irish exam for students in Gaelscoileanna could hamper local progress 'Harder' Irish exam for students in Gaelscoileanna could hamper local progress
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The idea of the L1 exam has been criticised locally.

The proposed 'harder' Irish exam for leaving cert students in Gaelscoils could hamper the progress made locally.

Sean Ó Murchadha from Muineacháin na Gaeilge says they have long supported the idea of a model similar to applied maths whereby extra points would be allocated for a more difficult Irish paper.

However, he feels the current idea would deter parents from sending their children to certain schools and could damage the progress of Gaelcolaistí.

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Sean says Irish has been growing in popularity in the region in recent years and it should be protected:

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