Maths bonus points proposal doesn’t add up, say colleges

“Universities have dismissed proposals to re-introduce bonus points for honours Leaving Certificate maths. Awarding bonus points for maths would artificially increase the cut-off points levels for science, engineering and technology subjects, the universities have warned. The proposal would be unlikely to encourage more students to study these programmes and could actually act as a deterrent to students taking up the subject, according to the colleges …” (more)

[Fergus Black and Patricia McDonagh, Independent, 29 December]

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