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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 1 July 2021

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Questions (88)

Richard Bruton


88. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Education if she has plans to accelerate the delivery of senior cycle reform. [34506/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) undertook an extensive review of senior cycle programmes and vocational pathways, including Transition Year, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme and the Leaving Certificate Established. The review has involved research, extensive consultation and communications with stakeholders. It also benefitted from ESRI expertise in the area of qualitative research in educational settings, and the experience of the OECD in reviewing education systems and supporting implementation in other jurisdictions.

I recognise the need to advance reform of the Leaving Certificate.

The NCCA recently submitted the Senior Cycle Review: Advisory Report. The Advisory Report is being considered at the moment and will be published in due course.