Rethinking the Leaving Certificate

Ireland“Sir, – Prof Gerry McNamara makes a number of disparaging remarks about the Leaving Certificate (‘Covid-19 has opened way to finally fix Leaving Cert’, Opinion & Analysis, September 2020). He claims that, ‘The Leaving Certificate is the same as when I taught it 30 years ago’, and that it is ‘accused of being out of date, depending too much on rote learning’, and is an examination process that has been captured by the middle class …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 15 September]

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