Friday 22 September 2017

Leaving Cert Accounting: 'Sting in the tail' in higher level questions

Students sitting the Leaving Certificate
Students sitting the Leaving Certificate

Education Editor

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.

He said while many of the anticipated topics came up there was a sting in the tail of many of the questions.

Mr O’Loughlin, of the Institute of Education, Dublin noted an adjustment on Question 1 on manufacturing accounts and said the wording of the question was “a bit ambiguous.”

In Section 2, he described questions 5 and 7  as “lovely” but said Question 6 was “very challenging”.

Mr O‘Loughlin said while Question 9 (costing) was very predicable, the budgeting question introduced a sales revenue commission, which has never appeared there before.

It also included the repayment of the capital  sum on a loan, which made the question longer than usual, he said.

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