We also received a lot of coverage in the print editions, including Junior Cert commentary. We hope it was interesting for teachers, parents and students!
It is easy to get flustered in an exam, especially when things aren’t falling into place: you know that the answer should be a whole number, and you are getting a screen-load of digits. You will very well know at this point that to do well in an exam you need to keep a cool head. Is this a problem for you? Have you ever been able to just move on to a different question without fixating on the previous one and blaming yourself for not being prepared?
We also wrote an “explainer” article for TheJournal.ie, which certainly drew a lot of interesting comments.
Have a look and let us know what you think – was LCO Paper 1 too hard compared with the LCH paper 1?
Congratulations to our students from the Irish Naval Service on their exam success in Leaving Cert 2014!
This was part of a successful pilot project in blended learning, using our system both ashore and at sea.
The initiative will now be extended across the entire fleet of the Irish Naval Service in the coming school year.
You can read all about it in this article in the Irish Independent.
This will give you the approximate number of minutes to spend on a given question, and will also give you about 15 to 20 minutes of a “cushion”, for checking, over-runs etc.
Connemara Maths Academy are running a very exciting course this summer – it’s a bit like going to the Gaeltacht, but instead of improving your Irish, you get yourself fluent in Maths!
So how does this work? Do you go sit on a rock in Clifden and do lots of hard sums? Not quite!