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Leaving Cert maths paper 2 took place today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The second higher-level maths paper was more challenging for students than paper one, with another surprising no-show for financial maths on both the (...)

The second higher-level maths paper was tougher than Friday’s Paper One, teachers have said. “Students would have been far less happy leaving this pa(...)

This year’s higher-level maths paper was said to be demanding. File photograph: iStock

The second of this year’s higher-level maths papers was very demanding, with some especially tough parts and a nasty surprise, according to teachers. (...)

Students whose strengths lie in trigonometry and geometry would have found today’s paper well suited to them. File photograph: Getty Images

Leaving Cert maths students today faced some of the most challenging questions in recent years, according to teachers. While many students are likely(...)

Students express dismay at Leaving Cert Maths higher level paper

Students and teachers have expressed dismay after the Leaving Cert higher level maths paper failed to feature a widely-anticipated question on financ(...)

A Leaving Cert paper in 2015 may be much easier than the equivalent exam in 2014. Photograph: The Irish Times

Each year policy-makers and employers watch whether Leaving Cert grades go up or down. A rise in the number of students getting “honours” – an A, B or(...)

Niamh Donnelly, Leopardstown, is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly, on getting her Leaving Cert results, at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The impact of bonus points in the Leaving Cert is under review following concerns that too many students are now opting to take higher-level maths. Mi(...)

That wasn’t a soft breeze which stopped people in their tracks. It was a massive sigh of relief, breathed by over 30,000 apprehensive Leaving Cert (...)

Question 8, referring to an oil slick, was the most novel on the paper

Teachers and students have reacted with fury and upset to this year’s ordinary level maths paper, while those taking the higher level paper were gener(...)

With questions that drew real life into the maths exam, Project Maths is doing what it says on the tin: drug trials, unemployment and charity fundrais(...)

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