Hopes that junior cert students won’t miss out on 10% of English grade

There are hopes that a week can be set aside later in the year to support junior cert students who are in danger of missing out on 10% of their English grade.

Up to 35,000 students with many of those in the north west stand to lose out because of junior cert reforms.

A new style of English assessment will be held this week and students of ASTI member teachers won’t get the opportunity to do it.

The union have urged their members to reject new proposals put forward by the department of education aimed at ending industrial action.

Part of the proposals include provision for special arrangements for a further opportunity for students to complete the new assessment in the new year.

Neil Curran is the ASTI north west representative and he says that even if the proposals are accepted, ASTI teachers won’t have received as much training as others.