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Composition questions were quite manageable and students should not have had problems. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Students may have been thrown by the presentation of a question on this year’s Leaving Cert higher level music paper, but it was otherwise generally s(...)

Accounting exam was “conservative” in the topics examined, said some teachers. Photograph: iStock

Accounting students sat a straightforward and uncomplicated higher level paper, teachers said. Eamonn Scully, ASTI subject representative and a teac(...)

An anticipated question on  acceleration due to gravity appeared in the higher level physics exam. Photograph: iStock

Hard-working students were rewarded by a higher level physics paper that included questions which appeared on previous exam papers, according to Pat D(...)

The 150-year anniversary of periodic table was acknowledged in the Leaving Cert chemistry exam. Photo: iStock

The higher level chemistry paper was straightforward and made more use of graphs than usual, according to Tara Lyons, chemistry teacher at the Institu(...)

Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

There are 7,987 students studying agricultural science, including 4,680 males and 3,307 females.

Students found the selection of questions on the higher-level agricultural science more challenging and more topical than usual, teachers said. “Ques(...)

Passive house construction and wind turbines feature in topical Leaving Cert contruction studies exam. Photograph: iStock

Sustainability was a major theme on this year’s higher level construction studies paper, with students asked about passive house construction, wind tu(...)

The higher level Leaving Cert paper was very current and gave students good scope, teachers have said. Stephen Heffernan, a German teacher at Kilken(...)

German students found this year’s listening comprehension quite challenging, teachers have said. “The general feeling was that the aural section req(...)

The Ardagh Chalice, which featured in the Leaving Cert art paper.

Leaving Cert art students were “thrilled” with a paper that featured many of the most popular areas of study, say teachers. Clodagh O’Hara, Teachers’(...)

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