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So many students struggle when faced with the choice to do Higher Level Maths or Ordinary Level Maths. The 25 bonus points award for Higher Level Maths is enticing. But, is Higher Level Maths really worth it in the end? Let’s talk about all the pros and cons to doing Higher Level Maths opposed to Ordinary Level Maths.
Let’s talk all things ‘Junior Cycle’! What is the Junior Cycle? How does it positively affect students, both academically and developmentally? How has it been reformed? Is there still room for improvement? All you need to know about the transitional period between Primary School and the Leaving Cert.
Now that we’re well into the first term of the school year, it’s time to start thinking about college open days. And while you might
The CAO has an inherently flawed bias to pushing students into the wrong University courses. And it’s never flagged!
The 2023 CAO system is broken. Inflated course points bias students into selecting the wrong course. The reality is this: if you get high points, you should do a high points course. It’s subconscious bias. It’s the wrong way to start the rest of your adult life. And here’s why………
“For me, it felt like I needed a survival guide for the first week… pure confusion!”
“Don’t panic. NEVER accept a course just because you received an offer. 1 in 8 students drop out of 1st year of University, slow down when you receive the CAO offer.”
Demystifying the Bell Curve: Why You Didn’t Fail Maths Paper 1 in 2023 (+ our Predictions for Results!)
99.5% of students in 2023 passed Higher Level Maths – you are safe!
If paper 1 wasn’t hard enough, well, best of luck with paper 2!
Table of Contents Introduction On both the Higher and Ordinary Leaving Cert Maths syllabus, there are two final papers, Maths Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Table of Contents Introduction Who else was shocked when their maths teacher told them that all the Junior Cycle Maths formulae are printed in a
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