Friday 15 December 2017

Good test that showed you can't cut corners

THE Junior Cert history higher-level paper was a "good test" of students' knowledge, proving that "you can't cut corners or leave out parts of the course", one teacher said.

Dermot Lucey, TUI representative on the Junior Cert history committee, described the paper as "wide-ranging", covering key parts of the course.

Michael Hogan, of the TUI and Deele College, Raphoe, Co Donegal, noted that the key questions five and six, which together account for 50pc of the total marks, were very manageable.

Mr Hogan described the ordinary-level paper as "lovely", with one of the high-mark questions about a footballer returning from Manchester in the mid-1950s.

"It reminds students that history is about ordinary people and not just obscure political figures," he said.

Irish Independent

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