by Samantha Hogan
Irish Paper One Higher Level was a very fair paper spanning a wide range of topics!
The Listening Comprehension was a well-balanced exam. Excerpts were based on everything from shopping to our climate. The dialogue was certainly fast in places which required the second listen to fully secure your answer. Advanced vocabulary was nicely woven with more basic vocabulary which gave students of all standards of Irish a chance to shine.
The essay titles were very student-friendly and there really was something for everybody. Students were delighted with topics like Society of Ireland today, the influence of social media and, of course, the life of young people.
All in all, a nice paper with questions to suit all students of different language ability.