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Choice and time defining elements of the maths and Irish papers for students of Mitchelstown CBS in Cork

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Oisin Morrissey, David O’Donoghue, Oisin Fenton and Cian Finn after completing their Leaving Cert Maths Exam at Mitchelstown CBS, Co Cork. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Oisin Morrissey, David O’Donoghue, Oisin Fenton and Cian Finn after completing their Leaving Cert Maths Exam at Mitchelstown CBS, Co Cork. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Oisin Morrissey, David O’Donoghue, Oisin Fenton and Cian Finn after completing their Leaving Cert Maths Exam at Mitchelstown CBS, Co Cork. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Choice and time were the defining elements of the maths and Irish papers on Day Four of the 2022 Leaving Cert.

Students at Mitchelstown CBS in Cork expressed satisfaction with the higher and ordinary papers with only a minimum of unwanted surprises involved.

Principal Mary Hannon said students were very happy with the range of questions and the fact that they were given ample choice on the various papers.

"These students have had a challenging two years in terms of the disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic so a good level of choice and plenty of time being allowed during their exams was something we viewed as very important."

Maths teacher John Rea said the higher and ordinary papers were considered to be quite fair.

"What I noted was that there was ample choice offered with the questions which was very good for students. There was also a lot of emphasis on calculus which is something we had prepared for."

Vice-Principal Peter Acheson said students overall seemed quite happy with the papers involved - and with how the 2022 examinations were progressing in general.

Zach McCarthy from Angelsboro, Co Limerick,  who hopes to become a physical education teacher,  said he was happy with the time and choice involved in the various papers.

"There were a lot of choices which were very good but there were still a few hard questions in there," he said.

"(Maths) Paper 2 was definitely a lot tougher than Paper 1 - but overall I'd be happy enough."

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Padraig O'Flynn from Kildorrery, Co Cork, said he was happy with the maths exams but Paper 2 was definitely the more challenging of the two exams.

"There was nothing about financial maths. But the algebra was quite fair," he said.

Saulis Comber from Kildorrery said he was quite happy with Monday's papers while David O'Donoghue from Clogheen, Co Tipperary said he was glad to have the maths and English exams over and dealt with.

Oisin Morrissey from Mitchelstown, Co Cork said students felt they were now in the full swing of the 2022 exams with the last of the 'big three' subjects, Irish Paper 2, to conclude on Tuesday.

Oisin Fenton and Cian Finn, both from Kildorrery, said everyone was looking forward to getting through this week and having the back broken on the 2022 examinations timetable with the final exams scheduled for June 28.

Mitchelstown CBS has 380 students drawn from Cork, Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford.


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