ASTI and Department of Education look to resolve row over Leaving Cert


Leaving Cert students and their parents in the north west will be keeping a close eye on the latest round of talks that are due to take place today in relation to the running of this year’s leaving cert examinations.


A fresh round of talks will take place today between the ASTI and Department of Education aimed at resolving a row over plans for the Leaving Cert.


The main secondary teachers union pulled out of discussions last night, describing a proposal to rely heavily on calculated grades as “not viable”.


The Department says it was “taken aback” and disappointed at the decision – and its invitation for more talks has been accepted by the union.


Irish Second-Level Students’ Union president, Reuben Murray, says pupils want a choice over the type of assessment: