Hi-I posted this in opinion but I think it really belongs here Hi there. I teach in the Republic of Ireland. At present our Governmentt is proposing to move our Junior certificate exam (which you take in about 9 exams age 15) to a system based on continuous assessment. They are also proposing that schools have more power to design their own curriculum . At present in the majority of subjects -100% of marks are for a terminal exam which you spend three years studying for age 12-15. After that comes the Leaving Cert. Much the same format but you spend only 2 years and do about 7 subjects. In both exams you can study honous or ordinary level. We have a poorly funded system in Ireland. We dont have teacher assistants and IT is a joke. Teachers are well paid-despite two cut backs and our holidays are much longer 19 weeks for secondary education. Im really interested to hear about how GSCEs are assessed.