Tuesday 14 August 2018

Leaving Certificate history higher level candidates had 'quite a challenging paper'

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Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Leaving Certificate history higher level candidates had “quite a challenging paper," according to teacher Sean Delap.

Mr Delap, of Dublin’s Institute of Education had no issue with Section 1, the documents study, which was on the impact of RTÉ, 1962‐1972, describing  the questions as “fairly straightforward”.

However, beyond that it became more testing. 

Mr Delap said there were not many questions based on the case studies, which "was especially true in relation to the options on Nation States and International Tensions and Dictatorship and Democracy".

And he said choice of mainline topics was not as generous as in recent years.

"There was however at least one nice question in each section which should suit any student that prepared well for the exam," he said.

Ordinary level candidates had a more straightforward paper, he added.

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