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Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

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Maths Paper 2 (O): A manageable paper with a fine mix of topics in every question

Leaving Cert Maths

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Maths Paper 2 (Ordinary Level) by Jean Kelly, Maths teacher at The Institute of Education.

While more challenging than Paper 1, this was still a manageable maths paper with a fine mix of topics in every question.  The questions were fair. The language used was clear and precise and they were not trying to catch students out. Well prepared students will be happy with this paper, but weaker students may have found it more challenging. Students needed to know and understand the course material. At first glance, certain parts of the paper may have thrown some students. But if they persevered through it they would have been able to figure it out and they will have done very well.

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