Secondary school students around the country have been taking TEG exams for many years now. The syllabuses and teaching materials set out definite learning goals for both students and teachers. You will find information here about TEG exams for secondary schools in the 2023-2024 school year. This system is undergoing significant changes, and we recommend that teachers read the following information carefully.
We are currently developing a new scheme in conjunction with COGG in which priority will be given to L1 schools, that is secondary schools which are located in Gaeltacht areas or Irish-medium secondary schools, who wish to take the B1 / B2 TEG exams. A maximum of 700 students will be accepted onto the scheme this year.
These exams are primarily for L1 schools.
If you are a teacher in a L2 school who is interested in running the exams in your school, please contact us to discuss your options.
TEG exams at A1 and A2 levels will not be available in schools this year. If students wish to take these exams, they may do so in the official exam centres on the dates published on www.teg.ie.
The TEG exam system is suitable for:
- Transition year students
- 5th / 6th year students preparing for the Leaving Certificate Irish exam
Syllabuses, sample exam papers and comprehensive teaching materials are available for each level. Teachers choose a suitable level, depending on the proficiency of the students. TEG staff can advise on this.
We have recently developed a placement test which gives learners and teachers a general idea of the learner's current proficiency.
As well as the teaching materials available on this website at Links and Resources, there are additional teaching materials designed specifically for secondary schools available at www.ceacht.ie.
Here is the Chief Examiner's Report (2023) on TEG Examinations in Schools.