Thursday 22 February 2018

Leaving Cert 2012: English paper two gets mixed reception from Rathgar students

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

ENGLISH paper two got a mixed reception from both students of higher and ordinary levels in Rathgar High school today.

Neil Cosgrove (18) said: "It went grand, it was a handy enough ole paper, but was a bit slippery in parts."

Sam Killaen (18) added: "There were predictions for Heaney to come up but he didn't. I did Patrick Kavanagh which threw me a little but I got through it. I didn't think the comparative question was that easy either."

Nicole Connolly (17) from Rathfarham was disappointed.

"I found it kind of difficult and it wasn't what I was expecting. Normally I like English but this was a difficult exam."

Clondalkin's Rebecca Tully (18) said: "The Hamlet question was grand and the comparative went ok, I chose to do it on literary genre. The unseen poetry was fine as well."

Aidan O'Byrne (18) from Goatstown added that he found the Ordinary paper to be quite mixed.

"I liked the subscribed poems, I didn't know the poem I picked but I did it as I liked it, the others were a bit complicated."

He also said some of the questions on the single text were hard and and the comparative question was pretty bad.

Stefano Fusciardi living in Dundrum but originally from Italy sat the ordinary paper.

"It went pretty well for me pretty much what had been predicted came up. Plath didn't come up but there were no big problems, although it was a bit more difficult than paper One."

Students face Geography and the first Maths paper tomorrow.

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