Candidates had plenty of foundation for these papers
It was a paper where "everything came up", said teacher James Howley of the Leaving Certificate higher level Construction Studies Paper.
Mr Howley, of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), said the drawings and sketchings required - floors, walls and foundations - would have been well covered in classes. And there was plenty of opportunity for students who show off on eco themes such as renewable materials, he said.
Mr Howley, of St Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, described ordinary level as "fair and standard", with questions touching on many topics asked on the higher paper, prompting him to suggest: "better to try the higher level if you can at all."