Leaving Cert Maths Higher Paper
|Lay out of the Exam
Two Papers total 300 marks available on each Paper Time allowed for each paper 2 hours 30minutes.
Section B (two options) this section contains 4 questions you must attempt one question from this section.
Section (a) is usually very easy, can be done in three lines, and is worth 10 marks.
Section (b) (20 marks) this is often divided into two parts (i), (ii), each part worth 10 marks. It is in section (b) that you are most likely to be asked a question on a procedure; proofs usually come up in section (b).
Section (c). (20 marks) Again this will be divided into two parts the first part being the easier of the two, the second part is usually used to sort out the A students from the rest this is particularly true in the most popular questions on Paper 1.
The exam is marked as follows
-3 for blunders (Mathematical errors)
Paper 1 Essentials
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Sequence & Series Download PDF (105KB)
Paper 2 Essentials
What you "must know" to achieve maximum marks. The Essentials Download PDF (24KB)
Advice as to which questions to attempt and when. We analysise the proofs which have been asked in the last 6 years. Download PDF (37KB)
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Coordinate Geometry See our thoughts on the Coordinate Geometry of the line and circle. Download PDF (32KB)
Vectors Here is an interesting proof for Cos(A-B) using vectors. Download PDF (32KB)
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