Institute of Education Study Notes

Monday, 21st October, 2019

Economics (H): A nice paper with good choice

Reaction to Leaving Certificate 2019 Econmics (Higher Level) by Ray O’Loughlin, Ecdonomics teacher at The Institute of Education. Overall quite a nice paper. The even split of four micro and four macro questions would have been very well received by most students. Section A: There was good choice and a nice variety of questions in […]

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Physics (H): A paper that rewarded hard working students

Reaction to Leaving Certificate 2019 Physics (Higher Level) by Pat Doyle, physics teacher at The Institute of Education. A very nice paper that rewarded hard working students. Students that practised with past papers, going right back to the introduction of the new syllabus in 2002, were rewarded in this exam. Section A: All the questions […]

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Chemistry (H): A nice, fair higher level paper

Please find below comment/ analysis of Chemistry (Higher Level) from Tara Lyons, Chemistry teacher at The Institute of Education. A nice, straight-forward, fair higher level paper. Students who practised with past papers will be happy with this exam. One thing that stands out is that there were three questions involving graphs- usually there would just […]

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Agricultural Science (H): A well thought out exam paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 Agricultural Science (Higher Level) by Donal Power, Agricultural Science teacher at The Institute of Education. All in all this was a well thought out exam. Students would be happy with it. It nicely incorporated some topical issues such as Glyphosphate and the drought farmers experienced last summer. Very importantly though […]

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German (H): No scope for rote learning

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 German (Higher Level) by Orla Ni Shuilleabhain, German teacher at The Institute of Education. This was a well-balanced, accessible and relevant paper that presented appropriate linguistic challenges to students. Some topics contained in the paper reflected themes students would have covered for their oral exam. As in previous years, there […]

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