Leaving Cert points bonus may be fuelling failure rate

Ireland“A further increase in the proportion of school leavers aiming to sit higher level maths exams will be watched carefully after fail grades rocketed in recent years. While students are encouraged by the prospect of additional points for college selection if they pass honours Leaving Certificate exams, the introduction of these 25 bonus points has also had some negative effects …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 6 June]

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