Friday 15 December 2017

Leaving Cert: Higher Level French paper was 'straightforward with excellent choice'

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Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

A straightforward paper with excellent choice was how teacher Corinne Gavenda described Leaving Certificate French Higher Level paper.

“From school uniforms and mobile phones to pocket money and the voting age, everything on the paper was relevant to young people”, said Ms Gavenda of Dublin’s Institute of Education.

Not for the first time in this year’s State exams, homelessness cropped up as a topic, in both the essay and comprehension sections.

Ms Gavenda said while the comprehension text about homelessness, had “extremely approachable questions”, the second comprehension would have proved more challenging. 

“The mention of ‘wolves’ could have thrown some students. The questions demanded a good knowledge of vocabulary” she said.

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