Well as the title suggests today was a good day 🙂
Maths Paper 2??? I never realised we were such good friends! I’m sorry I didn’t get you a christmas or birthday present now…
Seriously though,the more I read over the paper the deeper I fall in love with it! Apologies to anyone who didn’t get on as well as me but I really can’t help being so happy!
Q.s 1+3 were a breeze and I had them both done in 40 minutes much to my own amazement. P (c) of 1 was slightly tricky but I’d done one like it yesterday so I was sorted.
Q.s 4+5 weren’t quite as enjoyable but were manageable none the less. (b) of 4 I actually thought was TOO easy,I was wondering where the catch was but I looked up that question in my book and I had the right answers so all is well. (c) was kinda odd aswell but after a little head scratching I deduced (i) and (ii), I’m not really sure what I did for (iii) but there was only a few marks left anyway so I’m not too concerned. Q.5 was actually BEAUTIFUL, that is the only word I can find which even begins to sufficiently surmise the amazingness of a Q.5 of which I could do every part without the aid of a book or marking scheme!
Q.s 6+7 I had planned on doing both of these but when trig went so well and I wasn’t really sure of the proof for (ii) of 6 I just stuck with 7. 6 doesn’t look too bad though.. Being as I am a lover of probability I rather enjoyed q.7. (a) and (c) were fine, took about ten minutes between them, (ii) though was a bit tricky. Were you supposed to use permutations or combinations?? I used a unique and probabley nonsensical combination of both,but it made sense to me at the time and that’s what really matters…. 🙂
then there was Q. 8…..this was the paper’s only drawback,although it wasn’t all that bad as question 8s go. (a) was fine and (b) was ok it just required about 20 minutes of thought and three A4s of failed attempts(anyone else get 40.5 units?). (c) (i) was fine too except I hadn’t a ‘bull’s notion’ what the other two parts were about. I was just after hitting on the proper way of doing it when the superintendant called time so I had to give up 🙁
all in all a VERY fair paper which more then makes up for paper 1. Let me know how you got on, Post morteming was mostly positive in my school so I’m guessing it was pretty much the same everywhere…?
which leads us to…….
IRISH PAPER 1
One of my stronger suits and thankfully today was no exception. Comprehensions were GRAND,particularly the one about Kennedy. The other one was ok too though,it was weird but at least the irish wasn’t! 🙂
Essays seem to have had something for everyone. I’m a lover of a god aul’ scéal meeself and imní left me plenty of scope to write the story i’d planned and thus 4 pages of a terrible story full of nathanna caintes and what not. Hopefully paper 2 will be as straight forward!
The aural was deceptively easy too, like what was up with those cómhrá s??? they were pretty much junior cert! the only mildly difficult thing I thought was fógra a dó, I totally didn’t cop that they were on about a famine,I think i wrote downt the right word though…probabley spelled based on english phonetics but that’s better then nothing I suppose 🙂
After today I feel a million miles away from the state I was in after maths 1,major thanks to shanice for letting me smell her sleeve(it was very relaxing!) and eily for your prayers!
Feel free to rip my happiness to shreds, and let me know what the thoughts on Irish are.
Go n-éirí libh amárach le páipéar a dó!
Tá orm dul chun beagánín stáidéar a dhéanamh ar maidhc dainín agus a chairde<3