Leaving Cert biology: a course so vast and expansive that no paper could possibly examine more than a minuscule portion of it. This paper was no exception. I left the exam happy with my performance, but I really couldn’t help thinking of all the material I have learned and revised over the last two years that will be absolutely no use to me, ever. Not even for CAO points.
I need not have learned at least 20 of the 42 chapters in my biology book and would still have had choice in this exam. However that’s the way these things go, unfortunately, and I’m glad that the exam went okay. I answered long questions on ecology, evolution, rhizopus, the senses and a few more things I can’t remember. I did plenty of extra questions and was still home before most people were even finished the exam, having taken a casual stroll around town and walking half of the way home. Before this is picked up as boastful (damn you Cian) I in no way got an A on this exam. I just did what I did…really efficiently.
I always finish exams an hour or so before others. This used to worry me, but I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I just write insanely fast. And I write an awful lot fast, too. Pages upon pages. The only possible down side to this is that my handwriting is completely illegible, but I’ve been trying to prevent that. Was everyone else happy with the paper? I really loved the full long question on ecology, which was almost identical to their counterparts from previous papers.
Good luck to those heading into the art history exam about now, I seriously could not face another full written paper this afternoon. I’m so tired! I bet everyone else is too, these last few days have been pretty packed. Congrats to everyone who finished today too, I’ll just look on wistfully, counting down the hours til 12 (or perhaps 11) o clock next Wednesday.