Thursday 22 August 2019

Elaine Murphy: 'I hope examiner will feel generous on this one'

Elaine Murphy is a student at Donabate Community College, Co Dublin. Stock image
Elaine Murphy is a student at Donabate Community College, Co Dublin. Stock image

Elaine Murphy

I sat the art history paper yesterday. Overall I think it went fine, but the questions were phrased in a very different way than in previous years.

One question that I and other students found particularly tricky was the Romanesque question in section two of the paper.

I thought the titles that we were asked to write under were a bit strange and weren't anything that my class were used to seeing. But the other questions were nice enough and didn't cause too much of a hassle for the majority.

Good or bad, it's another exam done all the same. As someone who wants to pursue art after school, I hope that whatever examiner marks my paper is feeling particularly generous on the day they pick up my project and paper.

The business exam was also yesterday, and students really seemed to enjoy the paper. The predictions worked out for some, as communications came up. That seemed to make people's day for sure.

I know it must have been a real relief, as I could see students throughout the week were very anxious to get this exam over and done with.

Now that it's over, I can clearly see people couldn't be happier about it.

Week two flew by just as quickly as week one. No exams for me today, and I have a four-day break before my next one.

I can't wait just to take a bit of a breather for the next few days and just relax (with a bit of study here and there).

I have only two more exams left. Time goes by when you're sitting in front of your desk for hours staring at a book! Who knew?

All I can say is, next Tuesday can't come quick enough...

Elaine Murphy is a student at Donabate Community College, Co Dublin

Irish Independent

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