Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (290)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

290. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills when history will be made a compulsory subject at junior cycle. [28185/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In November 2018 I requested the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to review the optional nature of history under the new Framework for Junior Cycle and, as part of this review, to identify how we can best promote the study of history in our schools.

The NCCA Council considered this matter at its June meeting and the NCCA has this week sent its final report to my Department. The Department will consider this report in the first instance and then determine what next steps to take.