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Junior Cert Maths Paper 2

David – Higher Level 

Paper 2 was a delight for me! After my worrying that paper two would be as hard as paper one, I wasn’t confident going into the exam, but I soon settled when I read the questions.

Q1 – I got on great, no surprises but I had trouble with part C, attempt marks will have to do for that one! Q2 – Was co-ordinate geometry, probably my favorite section of p2, so easy, so likable, for me anyway, I spent a good bit of time on this question though as I had to draw two diagrams.

Q3/Q4/Q5 – Trigonometry, my least favorite part of the course, I think we went through trigonometry pretty fast in school, so I never really got a feel for it, but these questions went great, I got both theorems correct along with the construction so I got a good few marks there my teacher predicted one of the two theorems correctly, the long equiangular triangles one, but the other one was a pleasant surprise as it’s shorter and easier than the other one she predicted.  The rest was pretty easy too though, maybe that could be down to me trying to learn theorems all weekend getting used to it more? Who knows, bottom line – It went well.

Q6 – I did no study for this, this was always easy to me, there was an ogive question which is always nice to see, no drawing of a histogram however, which was disappointing as although they take longer, they’re easy marks. Q6 went great for me – thankfully.

All in all, Maths was okay this year, the very hard paper 1 and the easy paper two balanced out to make it not too tough.. and not too easy 🙁

Lorraine – Ordinary Level

Hey guys!
Lorraine here! 🙂 I did Maths paper 2 today! Im ordinary level and I have to say, after a gruelling 3 hours study yesterday of solid maths with my sister, I think I did OK!

Normally, I’m ok up to Q4 and thats when I start to get stuck. In the first few questions there was no shocks or anything, it was all whats normally on the papers. At Q4 we had to bisect an angle and we wernt allowed to use a protractor, although I’m not sure how they would know or not? 😛 I probably did it wrong, but I did attempt it! After that It was grand. All the usuals were there and we had the log books with all the formulas we needed in it. I think I did very well until Q6. I could do the first parts no bother it was only the last bit where I was like Arrrghhh! I attempted everything which I was delighted with.

Overall, If you studyed I think you’ll do well. A good few people out of my room did get up and leave and there was only 2 of us ordinary level students walking out at half 11. I walked out of my exam and there weren’t many of us walking out at half 11, even though most of the year is ordinary.

I felt very sorry for the honours and I looked through there paper and my God its hard! Seriously, If your doing honours fair play to you! If I find pass hard imagine what I’d be like in honours?!

I think I done well and I’m happy with how I answered everything this time round.

Good Luck to everybody in the exams still to come 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Junior Cert Maths Paper 2”

  1. Indeed! Paper 2 was easier. Last Friday’s Paper 1 was the nastiest one I’ve done. Much harder compared to the mocks and even past papers. Question 6 was heaven, btw.

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