- Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education

× Home Parents Associations About Us
Log in Register Forgot password? ×

Students call for a Hybrid State Exams Model

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/01/2022. Students call for a Hybrid State Exams ModelTags: Parenting Teachers

ISSU Statement : Irish Students Call for a Hybrid State Exams Model by a Landslide
The Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU) survey of school students shows that two-thirds of exam students are calling for a hybrid model for state examinations in 2022 (68% of leaving cycle students and 63% of junior cycle students).
The survey, which closed on Friday 14th January, received over 40,900 responses from students all around Ireland. 
1 in 3 senior cycle students in Ireland answered the survey (18,981 individuals). 
1 in 7 junior cycle students in Ireland answered the survey (8,329 individuals).
Speaking on the matter, ISSU Uachtarán, Emer Neville said: “It has been made abundantly clear that students would like to see a hybrid model implemented for the State Examinations 2022. The ISSU State Examinations Survey for 2022 saw double the engagement from students than previous years. We are calling on the Department of Education to hear the voice of students, who are continuing their education in abnormal times. With the levels of disruptions, mental health pressures and classes missed, we are asking the minister to introduce a hybrid model for state examinations.” 
Students also voiced their concerns about missing classes, absenteeism of both students and teachers in the classroom, the immense pressure of the current situation on their mental health, to name a few. 
The full report of the ISSU Survey on Covid-19 in schools and the State Examinations 2022 highlighting student experiences and opinions on schools and state exams will be released soon. 

The Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU) is the national representative body for second-level school students in the Republic of Ireland. The ISSU towards an education system in which the views, opinions and contributions of students are respected and in which students are recognised as an official partner in creating an education that is centered around and caters best for students.


No documents found

Submit a comment

Please respect the terms of use of our discussion boards. Full terms here .
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you submit your comment, you'll be sent a link to confirm it.
Name Email

Related Links

Parental Resources
When are the School Holidays
Resources for Parents Associations
Dealing with Bullying at school

Recent Comments

Childminder Required in Newbridge Mat cover (Jrb, 26/03 11:15)
Craughwell /loughrea childminder (mollyph, 24/03 11:28)
Enquiring (MrChris, 24/03 08:48)
Babysitting evenings/weekends (Ilovemykids, 23/03 21:35)
Childminder available (Kelheff, 22/03 17:42)
Leaving Cert Home Tutor (Nicola123, 22/03 12:58)
Free Primary School Books from Sept 2023 (dga, 22/03 12:30)
home tutor required in Dublin 3 (Happy Panda, 13/03 11:15)
Babysitter available (Eimearthornton, 07/03 18:52)
July provision 2023 (Snuggles, 06/03 20:20)