Students want rewarding careers, not bonus points

“Recent calls to reintroduce bonus points for higher maths as part of a wider strategy to incentivise the uptake of physics, chemistry and higher maths in the Leaving Certificate cause me to wonder if we have been looking in the right place for solutions to a problem that has bedevilled Irish education for years. Assuming our primary goal is to enhance the mathematical/scientific proficiency of all school students and not just those with the capacity to do higher level maths and science in the Leaving Certificate, an alternative approach is proposed here …” (more)

[Pat O’Mahony, Independent, 14 January]

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