Wooden watch test hit the mark
JC Technical Graphics
BOTH the technical graphics papers were fairly pitched and well received by students, said teacher Michael Horan, St Brigid's Secondary School, Killarney, Co Kerry and the Association of Secondary Teachers' Ireland (ASTI).
He said the higher level paper was well structured to reward candidates who were given wide exposure to the syllabus.
The second Junior Cert exam of the day was materials technology (wood), and according to teacher Michael Leyden, of Abbey Vocational School, Donegal town and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), higher level candidates may have been surprised to see the Section A question on moisture content, because it is a topic that has not appeared for a number of years.
Noel Scott of Loreto Community School, Donegal, said there was a "very good" reaction to the ordinary level paper, which included a novel question about how to make a wooden watch with laser technology.