The Leaving Cert started today and there’s no doubt that you can feel it in the crisp, warm breeze of the LC weather, knowing thousands are starting their day off with a few boroccas and last minute trying to figure out how you study for English paper 1. Comprehensions, short questions, long question, imagery, unseen poetry, essays, they’re all so wishy washy.
Many are sending their good wishes out to the students who are about to sit the Junior Cert or the Leaving Cert, reminiscing on their past exams and how they never really made any real impact on their future.
The day has arrived, #JuniorCert2018 & #LeavingCert Exams now here! To all the Mammies & Daddies BIG HUG. To ALL students sitting their exams, have confidence in yourself. This exam is just the next step in your life, not the last one. Good luck to you as you take this step 🍀
— Mailo Power (@MailoPower) June 6, 2018
If you don't do well in the #LeavingCert, don't worry, you'll be grand. I didn't do very well at all and let me tell you, sure amn't I graaaaaaaand.
— Keith Ó Gealbháin (@KeithGalvin) June 6, 2018
Can everyone stop talking about the leaving cert please I'm getting nervous about doing it 5 years ago
— Jamie (@hallofvalhalla) June 6, 2018
The morning started off with the every exam student in the country going in for the first exam of the season; English Paper 1. An exam that wrecks your nerves not knowing how to prepare other than doing other random Paper 1 past exams papers, and trying to guess what the comprehension will be about.
But it seems this year the exam was set out slightly different this year. Students left the exams and went straight to twitter to vent their shock and frustration at the people who write the exams. It seems poetry and comparative questions were put on to the English paper 1 this year and students are FREAKING.
Last thing i thought id be doing is answering a montague poetry question on paper fucking 1 #leavingcert ?
— Georgia Salmon (@GeorgiaSalmon13) June 6, 2018
Why was paper two on paper one .. they better not ask me to write a letter to king Lear tomorrow ? #LeavingCert
— Gillianxoxozzzz (@OhEmGillian) June 6, 2018
THE AUDACITY OF PUTTING PAPER 2 SHITE ON PAPER ONE EXCUSE ME I WAS GONNA WORRY BOUT PAPER 2 TODAY YE WANKER #leavingcert
— shan. (@shannonheavey) June 6, 2018
What sick fuck thought it was a good idea to put paper 2 on paper 1 in the English #leavingcert does that mean we're gonna get some fucking geometry on maths paper 1?
— Joseph Cheetham (@CheethamJoseph) June 6, 2018
#LeavingCert what snake from the SEC decided to put paper 2 on paper 1?
— Declan Cheetham (@DeclanChee) June 6, 2018
What type of WANKER would put a paper 2 question on paper 1 #LeavingCert
— Casey Dunne (@caseyydunne) June 6, 2018
It seems these are the questions that got everyone all hot and bothered.
Students HAD to answer one of these questions, which do not belong on #LeavingCert Paper One.
While I like them, as they ask students to think creatively about their studied texts, it's unfair to spring a compulsory Paper 2 element on students. Wouldn't happen in Maths or Irish. pic.twitter.com/YhFpQC3Doq
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) June 6, 2018
Although, not all reactions were bad and it seems some people were pretty happy with the exam, thanking the Leaving Cert Gods.
What a beautiful paper and finished an hour early #LeavingCert
— Aimee ? (@astral_civet) June 6, 2018
Thank you leaving cert gods ❤️
— Laura Dowling (@lauradow02) June 6, 2018
— Eoghan Watters (@eoghanwatters) June 6, 2018
This is just one out roughly 12 exams and the drama is already giving us PTSD from our Leaving Cert days. Good luck in the rest!!