To: Minister of Education

Scrap the CAO system

The reality of this year’s exams has meant that even the most hard-working students have been, in an unfair 'lottery' system, denied their first choice of course, and forced to settle further down their CAO list.

How can we possibly believe that the Leaving Cert and the CAO points race system is the best way to go from here on out when this is happening?

The system makes a mockery of the fact that our 6th year students are led to believe that Leaving Cert exams are the most important of their lives, & that hard work and good results will take them to where they want to go in 3rd level education.

Why is this important?

Apart from the stress that the system is putting on young adults, it's also a system that is not rewarding them justly or preparing them adequately for life after school