Leaving Cert French: Risk of students ignoring the question asked

Ordinary level paper criticised as too easy as teachers call for reforms

Students who carefully read and answered the questions asked will have been rewarded by the higher-level French papers, teachers have said.

Natasha Lynch, MD of EssentialFrench.ie, said that there is a risk of students answering the question they prepared for rather than responding to what the examiners wanted. “There was a question on rural life in Ireland where, I hope, students didn’t force in vocabulary on the anticipated topic of culture. Similarly, there is a risk that students could have written solely about how much they love social media for a question on fake news.”

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