Leaving Cert exams in eastern European languages on rise

726 students enter for the Polish exam – the most popular non-curricular subject

The rising numbers reflect an increase in migrant parents who moved here over the past decade and a half. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The rising numbers reflect an increase in migrant parents who moved here over the past decade and a half. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of students sitting Leaving Cert exams in eastern European languages is continuing to rise, new figures show.

The State Examinations Commission allows for students to sit papers in so-called non-curricular languages where there is demand from pupils.

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