5 Aug 2009

Gaelscoileanna score higher in Maths and English

A recent article published in the Irish Times by Pól ó Muirí describes the benefits of sending children to All-Irish schools and the benefits of immersion education. The reseach is the work of Dr. Réamaí Mathers, Gaelscoileanna Trust in Belfast. Mathers research shows that according to statistics supplied by the Dept. of Education, Northern Ireland pupils in Gaelscoileanna showed greater ability in English and Maths than their peers in English schools.

He said he studied the results for the past three years for pupils at keystage 2 (pupils aged between eight and eleven years of age) and Gaelscoileanna were ahead for maths and English during that period. The full text of the article is available in Irish here.