Leaving Cert maths failures ‘alarming’ – Director of Principals Association

first_imgThe director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), Clive Byrne, has today offered his congratulations to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results today.Mr Byrne said the number of students that failed their Leaving Cert Maths was concerning, this follows figures this morning showed that almost 4,000 students failed their subject.Commenting, Mr Byrne said: “On behalf of all Irish principals, deputy principals and the NAPD, I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone receiving their Leaving Certificate results today. It is great to see 31pc of students take higher level Maths, however, it is alarming to see that more than 3,700 students in total failed their Maths paper. “I also need to highlight that the number of students taking higher-level subjects has reached a new record, a result of the change in the grading system introduced last year. It is now important that everyone in the education system looks at measures to help all students reach their maximum potential and eliminate the failure figures we see for maths every year.”“The Leaving Certificate is an important milestone in every Irish student’s life, and today is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifices. Hopefully, for many today, those sacrifices have paid off and their chosen path to further education or career has opened up to them.“Passing your Leaving Certificate provides an extremely good foundation for further personal and professional development. Even if you haven’t received the results or points you hoped for, there are many other pathways to third level and a successful career. What matters now is that you continue to apply yourself to whatever it is that you do in life and constantly strive to hone your skills and talents.”“As students absorb their results today, there will be some students and parents who may have questions about the results, particularly what they mean for the allocation of college places on Monday next. The NAPD would advise such students and parents to speak with their teacher or school principal today in the first instance. There is also helpful advice on the State Examinations Commission website at www.examinations.ie or they can call the National Parents Council dedicated exam helpline on 1800 265 165.” Leaving Cert maths failures ‘alarming’ – Director of Principals Association was last modified: August 15th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:educationLeaving Cert Resultsnewslast_img read more