Monday 19 February 2018

Mixed emotions about English from Enniscorthy students

Megan Synnott, Colaiste Bride Enniscorthy
Megan Synnott, Colaiste Bride Enniscorthy
Aine Joyce, Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy
Grace Mernagh and Kasey Doyle, Colaiste Bride Enniscorthy
Joshua O'Byrne, St Mary's CBS Enniscorthy

Sara Gahan

Many Enniscorthy student brains were frazzled after sitting a three hour and 20 minute English exam, which seems to have caused mixed emotions for them.

The dreaded 'what poet will come up' question swirled around many students heads the night before, as they tossed and turned in bed restless, hoping that they studied enough for what was waiting for them.

As the sun struggled to come out to display some 'weather exam', which is known to many, pupils walked briskly to jump into the car after a tiring three hours of writing reams for their paper.

Student Megan Synnott from Oulart was one of the lucky ones who was very happy with what appeared on the paper.

Megan said: 'Three hours is too long for an exam, my brain is melted after it. But it did go very well for me. The poet I studied came up, so I couldn't be happier and the rest of the paper was pretty much what I revised for.'

Questions were limited for Colaiste Bride student Aine Joyce from Clonroche who found Shakespeare to be a difficult part of the exam.

'I studied Sylvia Plath and she came up, so poetry was not a problem. Remembering all those quotes for the play section was hard and the novel section went OK too,' said Aine.

Grace Mernagh from Clonroche didn't seem too disheartened when the poet she studied didn't come up, as she found the rest of the exam to go well.

'I am not going to get too down about it because the play and novel questions really suited me so hopefully I get what I want,' said Grace.

Meanwhile, student Casey Doyle from Bree was over the moon with how her whole exam went and was thrilled that each question went smoothly.

Over in Enniscorthy CBS, student Joshua O'Brien from Templescoby felt really good with how his paper went as the questions suited him.

Joshua said: 'I thought the questions for Hamlet were very poor. I studied four poets and one of them came up thankfully. The comparative section was very good, general vision and viewpoint came up which is what some of us were expecting.'

The hard work and dedication will all be revealed Wednesday, August 16, when 4,140 Wexford students receive their results.

Gorey Guardian

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