This morning Leaving Cert students across the country sat Maths paper two. Based on the overwhelming reaction on Twitter, both the higher and ordinary level papers didn't go favourably for students. With only a brief break between the exams, students had to shake the trauma of Maths and focus on Irish paper one.
Irish paper one is mainly just the aural part of the exam, and then you write an essay on topics like social problems, politics or the environment. These sort of essays are best learnt off, as they generally follow the same format year after year.
Based on the Twitter reactions, there is a mixed reaction to Irish paper one. One Twitter user was thankful that the Irish paper boosted his confidence after the Maths paper.
Thanks Irish for boosting my confidence after that shite that was maths #LeavingCert
— Dylan Flaherty (@DylanFlaherty3) June 10, 2019
Irish paper 2 was...... good??#leavingcert
— Manchester City (@oconnell_simon) June 10, 2019
Students were delighted to see that the housing crisis came up.
Housing crisis you beaut called it since the start of sixth year??? #LeavingCert
— ciara✨✨ (@Ciaradeegan_x) June 10, 2019
It wasn't all positive, however, the Health system (Córas Slainte as Gaeilge) didn't come up.
— Chloe Foley (@chloefoley29) June 10, 2019
I think we all need to sit down with the SEC and have a nice chat because
A) Maths paper 2 happened
B) No Coras Slainte essay for Irish
C) What was that listening comprehension?
— Ciarán O'Cinnéide ?? (@CiarnKennedy2) June 10, 2019
— aisling (@actuallyaisling) June 10, 2019
— トマス (@thomas_lennon_) June 10, 2019
Students felt Máirtín on getting 577 points and going to Trinity was slightly insensitive given the circumstances.
— ?=? (@BigBoi69mmm) June 10, 2019
— Leaving Cert Memes 2019 (@LCMemes2018) June 10, 2019
Máirtín full on flexing on all us poor unfortunate leaving certs about getting 577 points and going to Trinity like alright mate calm down no need to rub it in #leavingcert
— Emma (@_eob_00) June 10, 2019