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Leaving Cert students to sit 'traditional exams' this summer

Feb 1, 2022 09:02 By News Northern Sound
Leaving Cert students to sit 'traditional exams' this summer Leaving Cert students to sit 'traditional exams' this summer
Norma Foley and Heather Humphreys
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Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring the proposal before Cabinet this morning.

Leaving Cert students are set to sit traditional exams for the first time in two years, as part of the Government's bid to address grade inflation.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring the proposal before Cabinet this morning, which see a return of traditional exams but with greater choice on papers.

The Ombudsman for Children, opposition parties and sixth year students all called for a hybrid leaving cert to go ahead again this year, similar to the accredited grade systems in place for 2020 and '21.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says the Government wants to get it right for students and the credibility of the leaving cert.

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