Plans have been scrapped for fifth year students to sit their Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper one exams next year.
It was hoped the proposals would ease exam pressure in sixth year, but teachers and students representative groups were against it.
The Minister for Education, Norma Foley will tell Cabinet today that she's heard their concerns and won't go ahead with the change for 2024.
Minister Foley also said current senior cycle students have already experienced significant disruption due to the pandemic.
President of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland, Miriam Duggan, says the plan wouldn't have helped students.
"The idea behind it was to reduce stress, but we didn't see this move as one that would reduce stress.
"For example, if you have a student going from third year straight into fifth year, that student will have three consecutive years of state exams.
"Now, that's not going to reduce stress for them".