For many Irish students, French can be a tricky subject. The Leaving Cert French Oral and listening exams are notorious for being a challenge but the French paper is known for being fairly unpredictable.
The French honours paper usually includes the formal letter, writing an email and the reading comprehension (Compréhension écrite). Much like the honours paper, the ordinary paper has four reading comprehensions and two written pieces.
There was some relief from students who felt the exam was "beautiful". Some students dropped down to Ordinary level, but pretty much everyone was challenged by the Brexit topic thrown into the mix.
Here's what all the students had to say about French on Twitter:
— Leaving Cert 2017 (@leavincert2017) June 14, 2017
— Chris Alexandork (@chrisalexandor) June 14, 2017
Can I just ask what the fuck that French paper was and why I'd ever know the impact of brexit on Ireland in French #leavingcert
— megan has exams (@falaheesmile) June 14, 2017
I'm after finishing that French exam an hour early and just waiting outside for listening to begin helping myself to biscuits #LeavingCert
— ImLaggingggg (@lukek2012) June 14, 2017
So left French to study history. Priorities. #leavingcert
— Saoirse (@SaoirseT98) June 14, 2017
Singing Despacito going into my French #LeavingCert as if I'm confused enough
— Christine Costello (@CostelloMusings) June 14, 2017
HL French was my bitch ??#LeavingCert
— Kasia? (@KasiaMcLough) June 14, 2017
— SN (@sorcha_noone) June 14, 2017
Dropping to pass french was the best decision I've ever made! #leavingcert2017
— Jake Sheridan (@SheridanJake) June 14, 2017