## What is on paper 1 maths Leaving Cert?

This paper was heavy with number patterns, algebra, financial maths and functions, but very light on differentiation.” Mr Boal said the short questions on the ordinary level paper were very doable and students had to be happy about with topics including VAT, complex numbers, algebra, functions, calculus and patterns.

## What topics are on maths paper 1 higher level Leaving Cert?

Paper 1 Topics

- Algebra and Functions.
- Complex Numbers.
- Calculus.
- Sequences and Series.
- Financial Maths.
- Area and Volume.

**Can you drop maths in Year 11?**

Mathematics will be made compulsory for students in years 11 and 12.

**What is a pass in Leaving Cert ordinary maths?**

Anything from A-D is a pass, anything below is a fail. A = 85-100% B = 70 – 84% C = 55-69% D = 40-54%

### What’s the difference between maths paper 1 and 2?

Paper 1 is 1.5 hours in length with shorter questions. Paper 2 is 2.5 hours in length with extended answers to more in-depth questions, which is very useful preparation for extended problems encountered at the A Level standard.

### What comes up in paper 2 maths?

Number

- BIDMAS (brackets)
- Interpret calculator displays.
- Rounding and estimation, error intervals.
- Compare fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Fractions and ratio problems.
- Recurring decimal to fraction (prove)
- Index Laws (division, negative and fractional)

**What topics are in paper 1 Mathematics?**

Paper 1 will include the following subject areas:

- Equations and Inequalities.
- Number patterns and sequences.
- Functions and Graphs.
- Financial Mathematics.
- Calculus.
- Linear Programming.

**Is dropping maths a good idea?**

You can’t drop maths in class 12. If you have Biology along as an subject and an additional than you can choose not to appear for maths as passing only in 5 subjects is necessary. But you can’t drop it as whole, it will appear in your mark sheet. It’s really not a good idea.

## Can you fail Year 11?

Yes, but it’s uncommon. Usually students would choose to do Year 11 again at a different school. Failing Year 11 is difficult unless you repeatedly make little/no effort in your subjects.

## How hard is it to get 500 points in Leaving Cert?

The average Leaving Cert does not equate to 500 points-plus; far from it. Those points are achieved by very few. You would be closer to the average mark if you divided the 500 by two. The actual entry requirements set by third-level colleges are not astronomical either.

**Is 300 points good in the Leaving Cert?**

New CAO figures indicate that the average Leaving Cert student will get about 300 points today, much less than commonly thought. A 300-point score, for example, would not be enough to secure a place on a university arts course. Well over 500 points are required for courses like law and medicine.

**Is maths paper 1 or 2 harder?**

This morning’s Higher Level Maths Paper 2 was significantly more difficult than Friday’s Paper 1. Students would have been far less happy leaving this paper. The others would have been familiar to most students. In Section A however, 6 of the 14 question parts were at the upper end on the scale of difficulty.