Migration and Syrian refugees makes Leaving Cert Geography topical paper
Questions on migration and Syrian refugees made for a very topical Leaving Certificate Geography Higher Level paper.
Migration was a big feature of the Human Elective section , with two questions, including one on challenges faced by countries receiving large numbers of migrants.
“This was a good topical question and it is good to see that the exam is keeping up to date with ongoing events,” said Michael Doran, a teacher at the Institute of Education, Dublin
Mr Doran said the popular Geoecology section would have been a delight for many students, , as the questions “were very straight forward and dealt with important topics that they would have put a lot of effort in to learning.”
But, he said some may have been disappointed at the lack of human interaction questions in Physical Geography, although there was a fair choice in that section.
“The question on fluvial adjustments was a surprise, as it has been asked a lot over recent years. Students may not have given it the same attention as other topics.
“Overall however, students would have been able to answer one of the three questions,” he said.
Mr Doran said the choice on Regional Geography, often the most challenging section for many students because of the wide range of potential topics that can come up, was fair.