Hey everyone, it’s a pity but I’m home again with nothing to do but study, homework or blog. So this seemed as good a choice as any seeing as there’s still 240 days till. Loads of time in my opinion.
So I back from the Institution of Education as I was there to do the HPAT preparation course. And it was really good. Was anyone else there? I definitely recommend it. We got loads of questions and the mock test was fair enough. But honestly at this stage I’m sick of aptitude tests so I couldn’t care less about the HPAT. And the BMAT is in three weeks! 🙁 My aptitude feels like it was put on a treadmill and tortured as if the lab mice where looking for revenge!
Anyway there’s something that’s been bugging me for the past few days. Just how long has it been cool to dis the Leaving Cert.? I read a article in the Irish Independent last Wednesday (I know its only because of Foinse) in the Education section and it was basically an attack on the Leaving Cert. and that the IB would be a better system. But why has this become popular thinking? Nowadays it’s normal to completely disagree with the entire leaving Cert. People want continuous assessment and less emphasis on memory work.
But why doesn’t anyone defend the leaving Cert.?? It’s really not that bad. Is it?