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Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker

The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.

STUDENTS SITTING THE second of the Leaving Cert honours Maths papers today seem to have been happier with it than the first paper on Friday.

The Irish Times reports that the State Exams Commission defended Paper 1, saying that it fell “within the parameters of the syllabus”. However students were not convinced, while a Maths teacher and subject spokesperson for the ASTI said that the paper was “very difficult” reports RTE.

Students have said that today’s honours questions were much easier, with one student taking to Twitter to say that although “Paper 2 was tricky…be honest no test could be as bad as Maths Paper 1″. The ordinary level paper is understood to have been as expected with no curveballs.

CPSE – or Civic, Social and Political Education – was also on the timetable for Junior Cert students today, and has been described variously as “handy” and “pure easy”.

This afternoon it’s all about Irish for those sitting the Leaving Cert. Paper 1 as well as the aural exams will be finished by 5.10pm, while tomorrow its the turn of Paper 2 in the morning, while Arabic and Russian will be underway at the same time.

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