Third-level bosses seek to reform the system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on August 18th, 2011 by steve

“Shorter Leaving Certificate courses and more continuous assessment may be one suggestion from third-level bosses as a way to reduce the pressures of one-off exams facing Leaving Certificate students scrambling to score top points for college …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 August]

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ISSU questions the suitability of the Leaving Certificate Examination structure and the points system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 17th, 2011 by steve

“The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those examination candidates upon receiving their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results today. However, the ISSU questions the suitability of the Leaving Certificate Examination structure and the points system …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 17 August]

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Student union welcomes Coughlan proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2010 by steve

“The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) has welcomed reforms proposed by Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills Mary Coughlan at the teachers’ conferences this week. In a statement, the union – which is the national umbrella body for school student councils – congratulated the Minister on her speech at the TUI conference and called on her to keep her promises …” (more)

[Michele Martinelli, Irish Times, 8 April]

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