Wednesday 26 November 2014

Leaving Cert: Maths Paper 2

Published 09/06/2014 | 13:10

Leaving Cert students look over their English paper
Leaving Cert students look over their English paper

Slightly more challenging than Paper 1, with some tricky elements, was how Jean Kelly, maths teacher at The Institute of Education described Leaving Certificate Maths Ordinary Level Paper 2.

Improvements had been made in terms of language used, meant that all questions were clear and accessible and she felt the majority of students would have been happy. 

However, she said considering the amount of time and effort required to cover the new Project Maths syllabus, “the benefit to students is limited as very little of this new information is being tested”.

Ms Kelly said there was nothing unexpected in Section A (Concepts and Skills)

She thought the Integration of Congruency (Geometry) with Co-Ordinate Geometry of the Line Question 4 B, was a nice feature.

“Integrating different topics like this requires a higher level of understanding and allows the better students to display their knowledge” she said. 

Meanwhile, she thought students of all abilities would have found SECTION B: (Contexts and Applications this section approachable.

“Most questions will have been familiar to students from questions on previous sample papers” she said.

Irish Independent Supplement

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