Saturday 17 March 2018

Junior Cert History: More than fair with no unexpected questions

Edel O'Connell

A PAPER that was more than fair with no major surprises is how Junior Cert history was described yesterday.

Michael Hogan of the TUI and Deele College Raphoe, Co Donegal, said students were largely pleased with yesterday's higher level paper.

He said candidates should have focused the majority of their time on questions four, five and six, which carried 70pc of the overall marks. however, question 6D would have proved quite challenging, he said.

"Question 6D asked for a lot of chronological detail of the events leading up to World War Two, which would not suit every student," said Mr Hogan.

"The social change element of that question was very nice, however, and involved changes in agricultural life since the 1930s and changes in women's lives. Overall, it was a very nice question," he added.

According to the spokesman, the ordinary level paper was fair and should not have proved very challenging for the majority of students.

Irish Independent

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