For the majority of students, they can take a breather after English paper one and reflect on what Twitter users are describing as a "nice" paper. Some students aren't as fortunate and have to go straight into another exam, Home Economics. Historically known as the subject that churns out guides to becoming a housewife, this year's paper was described as 'up to date' and 'topical'. We've come a long way from the Home Economic books in the 1950s that included tips for married women on how to treat their men.
Relieved that today’s Home Ec #LeavingCert2019 exam was overall very student friendly.
Very up to date paper, language was accessible at both levels both featured v topical questions which would have certainly got students thinking!
Hope my girls showed off all that hard work!??
— LoveHomeEc @stmarysmallow (@LoveHomeEc) June 5, 2019
Similar to this morning English paper one, students reacted positively to the Home Economics paper.
— Aoife Ní Shullibheáin (@aoiffee___) June 5, 2019
Some students vented their frustrations on Twitter that some of the topics they had studied for didn't come up. Where was the protein?!
But...where was the protein... #LeavingCert2019
— Aisling (@aislingmgleeson) June 5, 2019
Big shoutout to the SEC for snaking all of us and not putting protein on that home ec paper #LeavingCert2019
— Amy Murray (@_amymurrayx) June 5, 2019
— lauryn (@sxmmertimed) June 5, 2019
Where was protein where was cereals heating water what was the question 1, i have so many questions literally sobbing #LeavingCert2019
— Chloe Egan (@_chloeegan) June 5, 2019
The lack of protein led to frustrations for many.
I hope whoever set the home ec paper dies of fucking osteoporosis #LeavingCert2019
— Caitlin (@caitlinjones_0) June 5, 2019
Tomorrow the Engineering paper is in the morning and the much anticipated English paper two in the afternoon. I really hope Sylvia Plath comes for you Leaving Cert students out there.