The Department of Education have today announced that The Summer Of 2013 will become a new, compulsory subject for Leaving Certificate students.
The new subject will be introduced in 2015 and will include a written exam, an oral and a practical.
The decision to add the new subject came after officials deemed this summer to be one of the most important cultural events of an entire generation and that efforts should be made to preserve the memory of such a momentous occasion.
They are claiming that this incredibly hot weather is just as rare and socially transforming as other events in Irish history, like the Easter Rising, The Famine and Ray Houghton’s goal against the English. They want this summer to be etched into the minds of every generation to come.
The syllabus will cover a broad range of topics and explore the reasons why women get offended when Irish men take their tops off in the heat, the link between temperature and 99 consumption and what are the psychological and social issues that still cause numerous Irish people to continue to be miserable during the exceptional weather.
The course book accompanying the subject is in the process of being written and the current working title is “It’s Actually Too Hot” and will be required reading for all leaving cert students.