Institute of Education Study Notes

Monday, 17th June, 2019

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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Business (H): An excellent paper, with great choice

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 Business (Higher Level) by Keith Hannigan, Business teacher at The Institute of Education. An excellent paper, with a really great choice of questions. Students who studied past papers and worked hard will be richly rewarded. Students will be delighted with this paper. SHORT QUESTIONS: There was a lovely selection of […]

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History (H): A fair and very well-balanced paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 History (Higher Level) by Susan Cashell, History teacher at The Institute of Education. Overall a nice, fair, well-balanced paper. Well-prepared students shouldn’t have had any difficulties with this paper. Documents Based Question: In the DBQ, the comprehension questions were clear and to the point. The contextualisation was nice and straight-forward […]

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French (H): An extremely topical and relevant paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 French (Higher Level) by Corinne Gavenda, French teacher at The Institute of Education. An extremely topical and relevant paper. The paper stayed very close to student’s interests, in both the comprehension and the productive writing. A little bit challenging in places, as a higher level paper should be. Section 1: […]

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Biology (H): A broad but fair paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 Biology (Higher Level) by Susan Silke, Biology teacher at The Institute of Education. A broad but fair paper. Language used was nice and clear. There were questions on large sections of the course. Some of the tougher questions on plant reproduction and protein synthesis would have given stronger students the […]

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Irish Paper 2 (H): Shows all areas of the course must be covered

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2019 Irish Paper 2 (Higher Level) by Clare Grealy, Irish teacher at The Institute of Education. This paper really shows that all areas of the course must be covered. You can’t afford to leave anything out. If students held their nerve in this exam they would have been fine. This is […]

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