Claire – Higher Level
I never thought this day would come. No really, I didn’t !
The good thing about having technology as the last exam is the fact you walk in there with 50% already in your pocket. It’s a great feeling to have especially since at this stage in the exams you have lost a lot of motivation and are just so excited for the simmer is hard to concentrate on any study!
The atmosphere before the exam was buzzing. Everybody in my exam hall was smiling and happy; ready for whatever would show up on the last exam.
And what did show up on the exam- was lovely! It was as if the exam was cheering you on to finish.
The short questions began on a such a positive note; asking you about wind powers advantages. Most of the short questions were straight forward but some required a little more thinking. I didn’t get them all but I’m happy I answered the twelve we needed reasonably well.
I have always hated question 2 and 3 but today I was smiling doing them. The Olympics stadium appeared which was really cool, and relevant. I love relevant exams!
The ICT option I took wasn’t so bad, it’s usually my favourite section but today it was a little trickier. But still a very nice section.
The materials section was fabulous if you excuse my enthusiasm. It asked about materials metals and plastic in the frat part; which was student friendly. The next part linked in with our earlier project with the theme of disability; wheelchairs showed up. Seeing something familiar was really reassuring.
Of course I wasn’t able to answer everything but I would never have expected that!
Honestly I couldn’t have asked for a nicer end to Leaving Cert 2012.
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