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JackBoyle
I want to do higher level irish for the lc but i did ordinary for the jc

I did ordinary level irish in the junior cert and got a b, i moved schools at the beginning of third year and had no encourage in my previous school to do higher level irish, however, in my new school, my teachers said I was capable of doing higher level but i had no confidence and dropped to ordinary level. Now, going into fifth year, I want to try higher level, I know it will be hard and I will have to put in a lot of work but I want to know is it worth doing? Do I have a chance of succeeding and getting a pass in my leaving cert?


4 Comments
Olivia2211
I would definitely do higher level if I was you. Loads of people who did ordinary for JC in my school moved to higher when 5th year started. I mean you got a B, you're clearly capable of doing higher level. Don't forget the oral is worth 40% and believe me you'll be saying it in your sleep by that time comes around. And even later on if you decide its not for you, you can always drop down but if you don't try it now you can't in 6th year. I would say go for it. In the end Irish is Irish and its the same language at both levels just a bit harder. Remember a H5 is the same points as an 01 so I would always recommend trying higher level
Geffakin01
Yah do it if you enjoy writing essays in irish, ordinary level and higher have a HUGE gap, so be prepared to work hard if you do it if you aren't gonna work hard don't bother
Chloek333
Chloek333
I was in the same exact postion as you but i went for it im back 5 weeks im struggling in higher level but we have this website and others and we have our teacher and you could get grinds. It wil be alll worth it in the end I say go for it. just try itb till christmas and then you can decide
Luke_5657
Luke_5657
I would say if you think higher level Irish would be in your top 6 then go for it but if not, I don't think it's worth it honestly. There is a huge gap between higher and ordinary and you would have to work extremely hard but if that's what you want to do then do it. Really it's up to you, just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
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