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Mock exam fees

  • 28-01-2022 11:25am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,049 ✭✭✭ eviltimeban

    Our school is asking us to pay €55 for our child to take the JC mock exams. Does anyone know if this is a mandatory payment?

    I only ask as the same school was asking us to pay €250 for our other child to enrol into first year, which is against legislation (but was phrased to make it sound like it was mandatory).



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,776 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious

    If they are getting the papers corrected by a commercial company that's not too bad.

    If the teachers are correcting the papers in house and without pay then it's a rip-off.

    No reason why teachers couldn't compose their own papers, but that is the way of the world now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 573 ✭✭✭ chprt

    €55 is a decent price to get the mock papers from the DEB or examcraft. at that price the teachers are marking them themselves for free which will probably take about 15-20hrs a class.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,432 ✭✭✭ SusanC10

    We just paid €125 for our JC child last week for the Mocks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,745 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn

    I did my Junior Cert in 2008 and I think it was nearly €100 and our Leaving Cert was similar but they were all sent off to be corrected.(I will admit I was doubtful of one).

    I know of other schools who didn't have fees or hardly any but they were all done in house.