Institute of Education Study Notes

Monday, 26th June, 2017

Applied Maths (H): A tough, long and testing exam paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Applied Maths (Higher Level) by Hilary Dorgan, Applied Maths teacher at The Institute of Education. Tough, long and testing would be how I would sum up the 2017 Leaving Cert Higher Level Applied Maths paper. If you think you have not done very well on this paper after all your […]

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Agricultural Science (H): A fair exam, that covered all main sections of the course

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Agricultural Science (Higher Level) by Donal Power, Ag Science teacher at The Institute of Education. Overall this was a very fair exam, that covered all the main sections of the course. Students who were well prepared and practiced their past exam questions would have been delighted with the paper. Question […]

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DCG (H): Students would have been pressed for time

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Design & Communication Graphics (Higher Level) by a DCG teacher at The Institute of Education. In this year’s Leaving Certificate Higher Level Design & Communications Graphics (DCG) exam paper, students were presented with a wide range of interesting geometry questions. The questions involved applying geometry to everyday things that students […]

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Economics (H): Very challenging and required a lot of lateral thinking

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Economics (Higher Level) by Ray O’Loughlin, Economics teacher at The Institute of Education. In line with recent years, this Economics exam paper was very challenging and required a lot of lateral thinking and applied knowledge. Generally students who studied the curriculum really well will be disappointed, as they didn’t get […]

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Chemistry (H): Despite a familiar start, there were challenges ahead

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Chemistry (Higher Level) by Tara Lyons, Chemistry teacher at The Institute of Education. The paper had a familiar start, but there were challenges waiting ahead. Students did not need to write much, but as is nearly always the case with this subject, they needed to be very precise in their […]

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Accounting (H): Well prepared students will have had little difficulty

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Accounting (Higher Level) by Ray O’Loughlin, Accounting teacher at The Institute of Education. Generally Accounting students who prepared well, studied all aspects of the course and chose their questions carefully would have found little difficulty with this paper. Section 1: While Question 1 on final accounts of a sole trader […]

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