The Department of Education & Skills have met with an advisory body this week and are still in discussions on how to proceed with 3rd year assessment now that the Junior Cert exam is not going ahead. What has come back from this discussion so far is this:
“Today’s meeting also considered issues concerning Junior Cycle Assessment, in the context of the decision that the state Junior Cycle examinations will not run this year. These discussions will continue when the group meets next week”.
“I welcome the progress made in several areas today, including issues concerning the Junior Cycle final examinations. As I stated earlier this week, I would urge schools not to make any local decisions concerning assessment at junior cycle level until the Advisory Group has concluded its discussions on that part of its work.”
We will update you all further as soon as we know more. Thank you for being patient, we know that it is difficult to be motivated now that the exams have been cancelled but we would encourage you to keep engaging with your teachers online.
New Cross College.