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Poll: Do you support an overhaul of the Junior Cycle?

Ruairí Quinn is to outline a “major overhaul” of the Junior Cycle today, which is expected to include the abolishing of the State exam.

Students sitting their Junior Certificate exam
Students sitting their Junior Certificate exam
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

THE JUNIOR CYCLE in secondary schools is to undergo a major overhaul, with the proposed changes set to be unveiled today.

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, is to announce the proposals at 2pm.

The Irish Times reports that the formal Junior Certificate State exam at the end of third year could be scrapped, with continuous assessment by teachers taking its place. It also says there could be a new programme featuring traditional subjects alongside short courses in areas such as digital media.

Do you support an overhaul of the Junior Cycle?


Poll Results:

No (890)
Yes (877)
I'm not sure (392)



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