Exam Times – Geography

  Jim Carberry, who has been teaching Geography in The Institute of Education since 1998, explains why students who prepare well get the high grades…   TOP TIPS Plan your study: Take control of your study as your success can

Exam Times – Business

In this step-by-step tutorial, William Murphy, who has been teaching Business at The Institute of Education for over 24 years, illustrates how students should answer this popular question to gain top marks…   TOP TIPS Units 1, 2 and 3

Exam Times – Economics

In recent years the Leaving Cert Economics paper has placed greater emphasis on what’s happening in the real economy. Students are now required not only have a solid understanding of their text books, but also to have an awareness of

Exam Times – Accounting

  Ray O’Loughlin, who has been teaching Accounting at The Institute of Education for 9 years, advises students to prepare for this section, as it is manageable, ‘like diagnosing a patient in many ways’, and will ensure that they have

Exam Times – Biology

David Bourke, who has been teaching Biology at The Institute of Education for 40 years, explains the distribution of questions on the Biology paper and advises how students should approach each section… COMMON ERRORS Make sure not to change the

Exam Times – English

A clear understanding of the PCLM marking scheme (Purpose; Cohesiveness; Language; Mechanics) is crucial if students are to maximise their performance in the Leaving Cert English exam. Cian Hogan, English teacher at The Institute of Education, explains why… Understanding the

Exam Times – Irish

The Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish exam changed radically in 2012. Fifty per cent of the overall marks are now awarded for communicative Irish, with the oral exam worth forty per cent and the aural worth ten per cent. Clare

Exam Times – German

The Reading Comprehension section of the Leaving Cert German exam is vitally important as it carries thirty per cent of the overall marks for the exam. Orla Ní Shuilleabháin, who has been teaching German at The Institute of Education for

Exam Times – Spanish

The Spanish Oral Exam is worth 25% of your overall marks in the Leaving Certificate. Agueda Keegan, who has been teaching Spanish at The Institute of Education for 28 years, has some key advice for students preparing for their oral