Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 04 July, 2006

Written Answers. - State Examinations.

Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science if she has had discussions with the State Examinations Commission regarding the distress of students who sat the higher level leaving certificate mathematics paper in 2006; if allowances will be made for the effect on students of part of the paper; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25926/06]

  Ms Hanafin:The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations, including organising the holding of examinations and making arrangements for the marking of work presented for examination.

I understand from the State Examinations Commission that all observations received by the Commission in relation to the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics examination are passed to the Chief Examiner for consideration in the context of finalising the marking scheme for the subject.