Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/03/2017. Tags: Parenting Teachers
Junior Cert student, Tara O’Sullivan has started an online campaign
to have the Junior Certificate English examination extended by thirty additional minutes.
According to Tara’s online campaign page
, while she and many of her peers feel that the questions on the mock examinations were fair, all agreed that the timing was ‘ridiculous’. Tara says that “lots of students who faced this exam did not finish the paper and those who did had no time to assess and adjust their answers before having to hand up the paper. “ The exam is currently of two hours duration but is now based on the new curriculum.
The campaign which is posted on change.org is gaining a lot of support and has over 9,000 signatures