IT WAS a general thumbs up for the Junior and Leaving Certificate English Paper 1.
Students across the city and county were relieved to get started and the overall consensus was that the paper was fair.
At the CBS there was palpable relief that the days are cramming are coming to a close and the exams have started. Leaving Cert student Ryan Hitchcock from Kilkenny city said that the Honours English Paper 1 had gone very well. “There was no stand out difficulty. The theme was memories which was very easy to relate to. It is brilliant to have started the exams and now the nerves are starting to ease off a bit,” he said.
Paul Connolly from Goresbridge said that he had ‘panicked a bit’. “I spent too long on one question but I was happy enough overall. It is very good that they have started and now I am just dying to get on with them,” he added.
Junior Cert student, Cathal McGrath from Callan said that the paper was ‘all right’. “I got through it. Now that the exams have started I can get into the zone and I am looking forward to my next one,” he said.
Bill Cuddihy from Tullaroan said that he was happy with how the paper had went but added that he had limited himself because of time.