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Leaving Certificate Religion

Leah – Higher Level

Hello hello, long time no see! I expect you’re all feeling well and happy today because it is the final day of exams. I realise that the vast majority of you may have been finished for quite some time. For me on the other hand though, I had 9 days leading up to the final day. As the 19th got closer and closer, I could feel my skin crawl. I was itching to be finished with the aul’ before it even started.

Anyway, so I woke up this morning with just under 2 hours sleep under my belt and I could tell that today was going to be both the best day of my life and worst. Note: this may or may not be a bit of an exaggeration. Anyhow, when I got to my exam centre, I could feel all of my nerves in the pit of my stomach, lying in there like a pile of rocks. When I finally opened the Religion Paper, however, I felt a bit of relief.

The paper itself was tough – I’m not going to lie. I mean, the way I look at Religion as a subject is that the questions are always disguised as fact-based questions but all they are truly looking for is for you to praise some higher being. That’s just my opinion though, I could be wrong. I’m not an examiner, after all.

For me, the questions were a bit confusing so I started on what I thought I knew best – Unit Three. I did Section I: The Irish Experience as my elective and that question was fairly handy. I then moved onto Unit Two and that one was somewhat more difficult. I got through it though and finished Unit One by the skin of my teeth. I really was blessed, in that sense.

I remember when it came to my Religion Mock Exam and I was so tight on time but I felt really comfortable time-wise this time around. I’m just praying I got at least a C2 now. I did a good project though so that will help. It’s all in God’s hands now though.

Please note: Blog posts reflect the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union.

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