LC results out today, get 30%? here are some points for turning up....

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is the Irish system becoming snowflake friendly? these kids will head off into college etc. where 30% has only ever been a fail any many professional exams require 50% to pass.


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/leaving-cert-2017-dramatic-fall-off-in-failure-rates-across-key-subjects-1.3187767


Leaving Cert 2017: Dramatic fall off in failure rates across key subjects

The class of 2017 are the first to have their exams marked with a new grading system with eight, rather than 14, score bands.

The impact of the changes has been dramatic: failure rates for key Leaving Cert subjects at higher level have dropped significantly as thousands of students benefit from a more generous grading system.

This is because an old E grade is no longer an automatic fail. Instead, students who score between 30 and 39 per cent at higher level get 37 CAO points for their efforts.

Across most of the main higher-level subjects, failure rates have dropped by an average of about 50 per cent.

For example, at higher level maths, just 2.1 per cent – or 344 students – failed the subject and did not receive CAO points. This compares to failure rate of 5 per cent last year, or 800 students, last year.
 


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It's the dumbing down of society. Everyone is a winner medals for all.
 

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It's the dumbing down of society. Everyone is a winner medals for all.
I hate the expression ''its the taking part that counts......''

Not really. Taking part while doing the very best you can possibly do with a real effort to win/get a great mark etc. is what counts.

Turning up is hardly an 'achievement' unless you genuinely have some great difficulty getting there, of course.
 

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I've never really understand the benefits of having bands. Just add up the scores across six subjects.
 

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On the up side, we'll see fewer people who spent 13 years in school boasting about failing Irish.
 
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I see a university student wasn't able to recognise our PM when she met him in Chicago the other day🤔🤔

That's all I'm going to say!
 

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The higher papers this year were hard , while the ordinary level was very easy . It should be that those taking ordinary level should find it tough so they come out of the exams saying they should have try the higher because they'd have got extra points.
The changing of the levels on the day should be stopped. Because of the higher papers been so tough this year , teenagers changed their mind on the morning and did ordinary level out of sheer panic.
They have the same feeling as we all did going to collect their results this morning , some crying , some disappointed, some delight and some didn't care what they got as it's all about the sesh tonight.
This time next year the students will be telling the lads collecting in 2018 all the advice they were giving and didn't believed today . It 10 /20 years time they'll be saying the exams are dumbed down from when they did it. It's like looking back on the summers of our youth , we can all remember being out dawn till dusk and days full of sunshine.
 

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I see a university student wasn't able to recognise our PM when she met him in Chicago the other day

That's all I'm going to say!

Maybe if he was on big brother or some other reality show she would have recognized him straight away.
 

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A mark of E in six subjects will get you 222 points.

The entry requirements for Arts in UCD is 310.
 

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I see a university student wasn't able to recognise our PM when she met him in Chicago the other day

That's all I'm going to say!
We don't have a "PM". Besides, when did Varadkar become Taoiseach and would the student have been in the US at the time?
 

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We don't have a "PM". Besides, when did Varadkar become Taoiseach and would the student have been in the US at the time?
We don't have a PM? 🤔According to the Constitution we do.

Don't know when she went to Chicago, but it's hard to believe that a university student wouldn't have known about his election two months ago, even if we allow for her not recognising one of the most high profile politicians in this country over the last 5 years or so.
 

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On RTE radio again all about how to tailor maths and the science subjects and the approach to them to ensure that Girls continue to get better results in these , should we be trying to find an approach to these subjects that favors one gender , especially when that gender is already doing much in the leaving cert overall.
 

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On RTE radio again all about how to tailor maths and the science subjects and the approach to them to ensure that Girls continue to get better results in these , should we be trying to find an approach to these subjects that favors one gender , especially when that gender is already doing much in the leaving cert overall.
1980's science: write and explain the formula for a nuclear reaction?

2017 science: How to you feel about nuclear power? :D
 

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On RTE radio again all about how to tailor maths and the science subjects and the approach to them to ensure that Girls continue to get better results in these , should we be trying to find an approach to these subjects that favors one gender , especially when that gender is already doing much in the leaving cert overall.
No.
 

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1980's science: write and explain the formula for a nuclear reaction?

2017 science: How to you feel about nuclear power? :D
Bullsh*t.

No proper, self respecting provider of 'safe spaces' would dream of upsetting today's students with such terrible ideas like a nuclear reaction.

Come on lad! Think....

;)
 


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