Number of students taking higher-level maths falling

Ireland“The percentage of students taking higher-level maths in the Leaving Cert is continuing to decline, according to a new analysis by a leading educationalist. Only 16 per cent of students took higher-level maths last year, the lowest for any honours subject, according to Dr Seán McDonagh, a former director of the Dundalk Institute of Technology and of the Government’s Skills Initiative Unit …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 16 October]

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