Standards in Maths and Science
Over at More Stress Less Success, Frog Blogger Humphrey Jones outlines his views on the recent debate concerning standards in Leaving Certificate mathematics and science. He believes that while the percentage of pupils obtaining top grades is too low and that the number of pupils failing maths and science subjects are too high, it is unfair to compare us to other educational systems, like A-Levels or the IB, when maths remains compulsory for all sitting their Leaving Cert, when all pupils sit at least six subjects and when the Leaving Certificate has not been prone to the obscene levels of grade inflation as seen in other systems. He suggests pupils should sit only three or four subjects at Leaving Certificate if we really want to improve maths and science scores. For the full article, click here.