ASTI comment regarding oral exams announcement


Monday 20 December 2021

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ASTI comment regarding oral exams announcement

The ASTI notes the arrangements for oral exams in Irish and modern foreign languages and the music practical exam for Leaving Certificate 2022 to be held during the Easter holiday period.

Covid-19 has impacted second-level school systems and school communities in many ways. Throughout this challenging time, teachers have shown significant flexibility in the interests of their students and a deep commitment to their wellbeing and education.

The State Examinations Commission has committed to issuing a more detailed Circular in the New Year and the ASTI will be working to ensure that the concerns of ASTI members are allayed.

“The arrangements set out for 2022 are a further challenge to the system, the teachers and the students for whom the Easter break will be cut short. ASTI members’ commitment to their students and the preservation of high standards of teaching, learning and assessment has been enormously important in this pandemic,” said ASTI President Eamon Dennehy.

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