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Leaving Cert: Little scope for rote-learned material in German Higher Level exam


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There was very little scope for rote learned material in Leaving Certificate German Higher Level exam, said teacher Orla Ni Shuilleabhain of Dublin’s Institute of Education.

Students would need to have been able to respond on the spot to the written section, which is typical of the German paper, she said

Ms Ni Shuilleabhain said it was a challenging exam time wise and that weaker students may have found the written section quite demanding, including some testing vocabulary in Comprehension 1 about an elderly woman who wants to fly for her 100th birthday.

She described the applied grammar section as 'nice', featuring the relative pronoun, which hadn’t  appeared since 2011. 

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