Categories LC Blog (2016)

Leaving Certificate Design & Communication Graphics

 Liam – Higher Level Liam Corcoran. St. Ailbes School

I can almost smell the end of this accursed leaving cert. No more books, no more uniform, the whoppa sesh, my second last exam, I’m almost there.

As most people are finished the leaving cert by now, I’m eager to get it out of the way. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with DCG. Sometimes I find it easy, sometimes hard. The theory side takes up 60% of your overall mark, while 40% went to your project. Our project this year was to design and investigate your own tap. I thought my project was pretty top notch so I was going into this exam fairly happy.

From my experience of doing DCG I always found it to be the most tiring exam, so before going in I downed a berocca boost, hoping that it would give me the kick that I needed. I started off with the short questions. You are given four of these short questions but need only answer three. I usually struggle with the short questions but I was delighted to find them quite easy. After those I moved swiftly onto the long questions. It was happy days on from here thank god! I started with the road map question which was quite odd but I answered it well. I then moved onto question B-1 an intersecting planes question which went brilliantly! I realised I had lots of time left so I took it easy as I moved onto B-3, a question on curves. Finally, I moved onto C-2 a hyperbolic parabolide question. It sounds hard but it was easy.

So I was pretty happy with my DCG exam. I’m even happier that there’s only one more left! Roll on music because we’re almost there!

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