WHAT IS THE POINTS?
Each year the State Examinations Commission assign students with the task of sitting and passing the Leaving Certificate exams before warranting them the opportunity to graduate, but can these important life choices be decided upon the basis of an age-old points system? Is this system reflective of a modern-day workplace, that constantly changes to meet advances in technology and society? Can we determine our future doctors, engineers and rocket scientists by forcing them to pass complex exams that may not even relate to their chosen career path?
An expert panel of academics will discuss the legitimacy of the current Leaving Certificate Examinations, debating both sides of the story to truly decipher whether this system should continue to adjudicate the future of Irish youths. This event will coincide with the announcement of the Leaving Certificate results.