Saturday 17 February 2018

Students give mixed reaction to Irish paper 2

Brian O’Reilly

TODAY’S higher level Irish paper two received a mix reaction from students in Drogheda, while the ordinary level paper was generally well received by students at Presentation College in Terenure.

The higher level paper's prose question was said to be particularly challenging by students at Greenhills school in Drogheda.

Niamh Conwoy (18), from Collon, said: "I found it to be hard but doable. I found the prose question to be the hardest because I wasn't completely sure what the question meant. I also found the reading comprehension difficult to follow, I'll just have to wait and see in August how it went".

Amy McGuinness (18) took the opposite view, she said: "I thought it was actually a lovely paper, and I found the questions be be nice for the most part. I definitely thought the prose question was the toughest as it was quite difficult to understand but I knew enough to get by thankfully."

"The paper was all right, I was lucky in that one of the questions was similar to an answer I had learnt so I was able to make it fit, I'm pretty sure everything went ok," according to Anna Ryan (17).

Meanwhile the ordinary level paper was better received by students.

Kate Murphy (17), from Drimnagh said: "The paper was good it went pretty all right. Everything we had learnt came up, like all the poems we had done came up. There was nothing particularly difficult on the paper really, it was an easy enough paper overall."

Arianna Tolster (18), from Donnybrook,also found the paper to be quite easy. "It was grand, I got through it quite easily. I knew pretty much everything that was on it. I found that the questions were very broad and that the comprehension questions in particular were very easy", she said.

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