Leaving Cert final day: Some final hurdles - but it's all over now
The last day of Leaving Certificate 2016 brought a mixed bag for the estimated 4,000-5,000 candidates in exam halls.
Chemistry is good, but not on a Spanish paper
LC/JC Spanish, LC Chemistry, JC Metalwork - It was good to see the Leaving Certificate Chemistry higher -level paper challenging students in areas such as application of chemical knowledge, said...
Students face new approaches and different question styles
LC Physics - At the best of times, particle physics can be a pretty elusive subject, and so it was on the Leaving Certificate Physics Higher Level paper.
Leaving Cert Accounting: 'Sting in the tail' in higher level questions
Although the topics examined on the paper were fair, the questions asked were reasonably challenging, said teacher Ray O’Loughlin of the Leaving Certificate Accounting Higher Level.
Leaving Cert Physics: Different style makes for an unfriendly paper
There was a difference in style and presentation in the Leaving Certificate Physics Higher Level paper, which teacher Pat Doyle said would have thrown students.
Topical themes test students on German papers
LC/JC German and JC Home Economics - Very topical subjects on the Leaving Certificate German papers included integrating refugees into school and community, online shopping, downloading music...
Examiners demonstrate the art of keeping students happy
LC Business and LC Art - Very practical, up-to-date and relevant was how Padraig Doherty of Moyne Community School, Co Longford, and Business Teachers Association of Ireland described the...
Never mind the Euros, now French is history
LC French - Teachers had differing views about the level of difficulty presented by the Leaving Certificate French Higher Level paper with Amanda Quinn, of Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola,...
'Fair and well balanced' Higher level history paper for Leaving Certs
Fair and well balanced, with a reasonable choice in each section, was how teacher Sean Delap described the Leaving Certificate History Higher Level paper.
'The French paper is not one that you can predict' - challenging Leaving Cert Higher French paper
A very challenging paper that required students to read the questions carefully and target the angle of their answers very carefully, is how teacher...
Students have a difficult time dissecting 'wordy' Biology exam
LC Irish (H) - The danger of students trying to second guess the examiner was brought home to candidates who sat the Leaving Certificate Irish Higher Level Paper 2, according to teacher Ruth...
Leaving Cert Higher Biology a 'tough' paper requiring 'in-depth knowledge' of course
A tough paper, which spanned a wide variety of topics on the syllabus and required students to have an in-depth knowledge of the course, was how...
Leaving Cert Irish Paper Two: 'A lot of surprises' but questions appeared student-friendly
If students held their nerve, they would have been okay with Leaving Certificate Irish Higher Level Paper 2, according to teacher Clare Grealy.
Irish paper ticks all the right boxes in Gaeltacht school
Students at Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal in Galway were delighted with the Higher Level Irish Paper 1 as the exam failed to throw any curveballs - apart from a lack of sport.
Leaving Cert English Paper One: 'Lively and imaginative... it was all you could ask for'
It was all you could ask for of an English Language paper, was how teacher Jim Lusby described Leaving Certificate English Higher Level Paper 1.
Exam diary: At last, I can worry about crossing precarious bridge from my teens to adulthood
Something that you spend a lot of time worrying about, on that precarious bridge between 'teenager' and 'young adult', is identity.
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Science in focus
COVERING both the practical and the theory, science at Junior Cert level is wide-ranging. By investing the time to study now - and to ensure you have all of your experiments completed - you will reap the benefits.
On the home front
AT this stage of the year you should be revising the home economics course that you have been studying since first year. It is important that you devise an effective method of revision to ensure that you cover all areas of the course between now and June. Over the next number of weeks you should also be practising exam questions and improving your technique of exam answering.
The good consumer
A consumer is a person, organisation or business that buys goods and services. A good consumer is:
›Proposal form is an application form for insurance. All questions must be answered honestly - Utmost Good Faith
THIS is the third year that Project Maths will be examined nationwide at Junior Certificate level. As with the Leaving Cert, this syllabus will be examined in phases and will be broken into strands of study. Junior Cert Maths aims to develop a student's ability to use maths throughout their lives.
Revision material of certain topics, sample questions and answers
In writing and completing the reports:
›Students must complete all the work in the booklet themselves.
Final account terms
Opening stock: This is the amount of stock available at the beginning of the year. This is stock left over from last year.
Making dreams a reality
YOU and your peers are part of a rising generation. You should view this important time, not as a burden, but as an opportunity to truly fulfil your potential. You are preparing for an important exam. This is your chance; it is your rite of passage. That is why we say to you: "Seize your dreams and make your ambitions a reality".
Factors to consider before choosing a source of finance:
Advice for parents
The Junior Cert is the first state examination your son/daughter will partake in. Your help and guidance will be invaluable in assisting them with organisational skills, revision strategies, time management and final exam preparations. Talk through the course content with your child, devise a working study-plan together, help them to note-take and condense learning material. Quite often, inexperienced exam students like Junior Certs, find themselves wading through pages and pages of text books without any particular goal or...
For the love of Irish
Welcome to Irish Exam Brief 2015. I hope the mock examinations went well and more importantly I hope they gave you an insight into the personal areas you can improve on between now and the state examination in June. If you haven't done so already, I would advise you to study your mock script in detail, calculate the result in each particular section and identify areas that need further attention. In this brief I will take each section of the papers in turn and give you both exam tips and study tips for approaching each question.
COVERED over two papers and 4 hours 30 minutes, the Junior Cert Business Studies exam is extensive, but put in the study now and you will pick up the marks.
Exam questions - What are they looking for?
ΩQuestions that begin with What, Give, Name, List are usually looking for one or two pieces of information. Get straight to the point.
Parents: what can you do to help?
1.Encouragement is key, make sure your son/ daughter can see the benefits of their exams all around them.
Example: 2008 Question 6
D. International relations in the 20th Century
What lies ahead
THE Junior Certificate continues to be of huge importance to students as it prepares them for the next few years of their lives. This supplement contains expert advice on the best approach for several Junior Certificate subjects. Be sure to follow this advice as part of a structured revision timetable in which as many subjects as possible are covered each day for about forty minutes each. Make a list of areas you wish to cover in each subject if your teacher has not already provided one for you; concentrate on learning and on testing...
Example: 2010, Question 5.C.
C. Write an account of one of the following topics:
Error checklist for written French
A field day
THE higher and ordinary level papers in the Geography exam have the same structure. The paper is divided into two parts: section 1 contains short questions, while section 2 is mostly longer questions. The paper is worth 150 marks and the exam lasts two hours.
When studying history make sure that you are not simply reading your textbook without doing any writing. As you read make your own notes. Keep these notes as brief as you can. Make note of things such as key terms, personalities and dates. Within each topic or chapter sort your notes under the following headings, the three Cs: causes, course, consequences. The textbook will help you to understand the events but your notes should be condensed down to the bare facts that you need to learn in order to be able to write a detailed and...
Section 2: Long questions
The questions here are based on Section A of the syllabus: The Human Habitat.
Past Paper analysis
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Having a good base of vocabulary is essential. In addition to pulling vocabulary copy for your reading and listening comprehensions, you should have vocabulary for the following categories. This vocabulary should be available in most textbooks (sometimes at the back of the book).
Equations and inequalities
An equation is formed by an expression either side of an equals sign, the left hand side is equal to (i.e. has the same overall value) as the right hand side. The key to dealing with equations is to ensure that the equation remains balanced, the rule is; what you do to one side of the equality you do to the other.
Example Question: 1999
Question 4: People in history
Example: 2008, Question 6
C.Political developments in 20th century Ireland
•Bring coloured pencils, a ruler, eraser and calculator into the exam.
In addition to classwork you can practise yourself. The easiest way to do this is to once or twice a week put the CD that comes with the Junior Cert Exam Papers on in the car, either going to or coming from school.
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Mind your French
The Junior Certificate Higher Level French Paper comprises the following sections:
The exam will last 1.5 hours. There are four questions on the paper and you need to do all four questions.
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