Leaving Certificate Applied Maths

Liam – Higher Level DSC04124 (1)

Questions that I did: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Applied Maths. The last exam. The end of LC’16. This finale could not have come sooner in my opinion. The exam was okay, some questions needed more time than the exam permitted, other questions were grand!

I stared off with 8, just to get the moment of inertia proof out of the way,  it was for a rod so it was reasonably simple and the following question was good too! 10 took a few minutes to comprehend, and I took my normal maths teacher’s advice, if you don’t understand, draw a graph. And so I did! The questions weren’t the worst, but then I got onto question 1.

I usually love question 1. Usually. It was one where I kept coming back to it , don’t even know why! It was tricky out.  3 was okay too. The first part I thought okay , but again, timing out me off getting it properly. 4 and 5 were okay I think. I got them so that’s good… right ??

Overall , it wasn’t perfect my any means, but long live attempt marks… eh?

Thanks so much for reading my and every one else’s blogs over the course of LC 2016, hopefully we helped you get closure over the exams after them and now we can forget ALLLLL about them. Live long and prosper folks!


Cárthach – Higher Level DSC04123 (1)

Okay, so this was an extra subject. Glad to be done. I found it extremely difficult.

Forgetting my calculator was a first mistake, but it was only outside the door so my examiner allowed me to go get it! So despite being off to a bad start, I managed Question 1. (I) but the rest, I thought, were questions that were challenging and very tricky to understand, and almost misleading.

After speaking to a few people, nobody was a fan of the paper…and the different style question 4(a) and tricky ‘a’ parts all around.

It was an extra subject for me, but overall, it’s main benefit was that it helped with honours Maths!

Congrats on everyone who finished today! As I’m writing this from the sesh; I have walked a long road to freedom, and added a good few miles by choosing this subject, it was a painful pleasure!

-Cárthach Ó Faoláin out!

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