LC/JC German and JC Home Economics - Very topical subjects on the Leaving Certificate German papers included integrating refugees into school and community, online shopping, downloading music illegally and the popularity of Ireland as a destination for film-making.
LC French - Teachers had differing views about the level of difficulty presented by the Leaving Certificate French Higher Level paper with Amanda Quinn, of Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Falcarragh, Co Donegal and the ASTI, regarding it as "fair overall".
A very challenging paper that required students to read the questions carefully and target the angle of their answers very carefully, is how teacher Corinne Gavenda described Leaving Certificate French Higher Level.
A tough paper, which spanned a wide variety of topics on the syllabus and required students to have an in-depth knowledge of the course, was how Mona Murray , a teacher at the Institute of Education, Dublon described the Leaving Certificate Biology Higher Level paper.
AT this stage of the year you should be revising the home economics course that you have been studying since first year. It is important that you devise an effective method of revision to ensure that you cover all areas of the course between now and June. Over the next number of weeks you should also be practising exam questions and improving your technique of exam answering.
The Junior Cert is the first state examination your son/daughter will partake in. Your help and guidance will be invaluable in assisting them with organisational skills, revision strategies, time management and final exam preparations. Talk through the course content with your child, devise a working study-plan together, help them to note-take and condense learning material. Quite often, inexperienced exam students like Junior Certs, find themselves wading through pages and pages of text books without any particular goal or objective. This is where you can help! Included at the end of this brief is a check-list of what exactly needs to be done in the final few weeks prior to the Higher Irish exam. Highlight each section as your child completes it and encourage them to discuss with you any particular topics they may be having difficulty with.
Welcome to Irish Exam Brief 2015. I hope the mock examinations went well and more importantly I hope they gave you an insight into the personal areas you can improve on between now and the state examination in June. If you haven't done so already, I would advise you to study your mock script in detail, calculate the result in each particular section and identify areas that need further attention. In this brief I will take each section of the papers in turn and give you both exam tips and study tips for approaching each question.
THIS is the third year that Project Maths will be examined nationwide at Junior Certificate level. As with the Leaving Cert, this syllabus will be examined in phases and will be broken into strands of study. Junior Cert Maths aims to develop a student's ability to use maths throughout their lives.
YOU and your peers are part of a rising generation. You should view this important time, not as a burden, but as an opportunity to truly fulfil your potential. You are preparing for an important exam. This is your chance; it is your rite of passage. That is why we say to you: "Seize your dreams and make your ambitions a reality".
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