Monday 21 October 2019

Era ends with papers deemed 'extremely fair'


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Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

It was the last of the traditional junior cycle Irish papers before the full rollout of assessment reforms, and they were deemed to be fair, although one teacher thought the higher-level Paper 2 would have challenged some students.

TUI subject representative Ruth Morrissey said while candidates "came out happy" after Paper 1, the literature paper presented some difficulties because of terminology in the unseen prose and unseen poetry.

But Ms Morrissey, who teaches at St Michael's Community College, Kilmihil, Co Clare, said students, overall, were happy, while she had no quibbles with the ordinary level paper.

Teacher John Gavin, of the website, was more enthusiastic about the higher level papers, describing both as "extremely fair" and says this era of assessment "ended on a high".

He thought they were "very accessible to all levels, with sufficient challenges for the best students, but every student who has put in work will be extremely happy".

Irish Independent

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