Friday 24 November 2017

No surprises for those who put in the work

Junior Certificate Science

JUNIOR Certificate ordinary-level students had a somewhat more difficult time of it yesterday than their higher-level counterparts.

However, Carmel Crowley of the TUI and Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare, Co Kerry, said that while ordinary level was challenging, "any student who had covered the syllabus and revised reasonably well should have managed. There was something in it for everybody."

She described higher level as "reasonable" and commented: "There were no surprises and any student who had put the work in will be well pleased."

Crena Shevlin of the ASTI and St Raphaela's Secondary School, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, said ordinary-level students she met were "very happy, there was a good range of questions".

Nor did she have any real complaints about the higher-level paper.

"There was a good range of questions," she said, adding that those students who had stayed to the end were happy.

Katherine Donnelly

Irish Independent

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