Broad view is 'par for the course'
THE Leaving Certificate design and communications graphics exam has become predictable for the unpredictable nature of questions, so that students need to engage with a broad spectrum of the course content, said one teacher,
However, John O'Sullivan of the ASTI and CBS, New Ross, Co Wexford, said papers at both levels were fair, with the course examined in a meaningful way.
He believes a problem with the course is the assignment that students have to hand in, which, he said, they regard as overly demanding in terms of workload and therefore too time-consuming.
Pat Murphy, a teacher at Dublin's Institute of Education, said higher level students were "happy enough" with their paper yesterday. "Some questions were wordy and required careful study of the information given," he said. Section B was interesting while Section C required speed, he added.