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Somachi
Somachi
Hi Adam, when applying for the HEAR scheme is it necessary to do your online aplication on the CAO before sending supporting documents to the HEAR office or is the order irreleant?
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Hi Somachi, you can complete your CAO up till March 1st. But, courses may be amended from 5th May till 1st July because we know it may be difficult for some as this is a big decision to make. HEAR applications must be completed by March 1st online IN 2 Days. The supporting physical documents are to be sent to arrive at the CAO by 15th March. So, in short, do online application, then send documents. I hope this helps Somachi, good luck with everything, Adam :)
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corams
corams
how could i achieve even just a pass in higher english? its my worst subject but i think i should continue, if i learn how to change my comparitive sounds for the question it would be really helpful but i don't know how to is the problem
corams
corams
i know this is extremely dumb too but i don't plan on sneering the hamlet question and if i do i'll be straights winging it, my poetry is also weak bdcause i don't know how to answer the questions asked but i can't drop to ordinary
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Hi Corams, I see that you want to pass HL English. First of all, it's good to see you doing HL, it's not the easiest at times, but It can be! I have read your comment and I personally think your strong points would be your composition (creative writing in paper one, short stories, articles, debate or a letter etc.) I suggest doing this well because it is not a theory question, it is pure imagination and creativity and writing style. As for poetry, I understand these can be difficult at times. I thought this this, but you don't have to give a specific answer like yes or no. I suggest remembering a few quotes if possible, even two or three for a poem if you can. After that, it is just interpretation and telling the examiner how you related with the poem and how it made you feel and your overall perspective on the poem and its poet. Always remember the poet, it shows you pay attention to small detail. Also, the reading passages in paper one, you read an extract and answer, you can gain a lot of marks, no previous knowledge needed! continued below...
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I recommend you practice paper one exam papers. Paper One is your best friend if you struggle with English. As for Paper Two, try your best with the comparative, even compare two of the three studied if you can, the novel, read a light review of the story if you don't intend on studying it. I have added a help guide below for extra help if you'd like, I hope you pass with flying colours, good luck in your exam! Adam. https://www.studyclix.ie/Blog/Show/leaving-cert-english-how-i-got-a-h1
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LvingCert2020
How to pass HL maths?
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Hi, I understand Higher Level Maths can be overwhelming at times, so I'd like to help. First of all, consistent practice is key, practicing questions usually exam papers. Look over which topics usually appear on the papers. If you find you struggle with Maths, I recommend focusing on only a number of stronger topics (for e.g. I was good at Trigonometry, Algebra and Statistics, so if I had to choose only some topics to focus on I would choose these). Also, there is almost always a construction question in paper two so it helps to learn off the constructions. As well as this, there is a guide on Studyclix with great tips on how to succeed in Maths that is worth the read, which I have added below. I hope this helps, also please ATTEMPT Everything, even the smallest attempt gets you marks. Good luck in your exam! Adam :) https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-to-get-a-h1-in-leaving-cert-maths
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Football512
Hi Adam I need advice on how to write longer pieces for irish like creative writing. Any useful phrases you would recommmed
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Hi, for Irish here is a website with many useful phrases http://www.ireland-information.com/irishphrases.htm Also, I suggest listening to aurals (comhra) and doing the listening exercises. As well as that, your Irish book and the official sraith pictiurs are a great source of help when it comes to learning Irish. Finally, I recommend the Less Stress More Success book. Personally, I think the key to good Irish is regular use of the language, and using a combination of all outlets for Irish (for e.g, your teacher, your Irish Book, exam papers, revision books, study clix, the Internet, YouTube, the possibilities are endless! To creatively write, if you need help with it in Irish, why not start in English? Write a one and a half page essay or so in English, and then translate it as much as you can! I hope this helps, good luck in your studies :) Adam.
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Football512
I am in Junior cert btw
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That's no problem, these work for both junior cert and leaving cert well.
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Football512
Hi adam The course for irish did change
Football512
So the writing is called scribneoireacht. and any phrases on the following would be good speech, school magazine, newspaper article, a visit to the school, listening to you, choose a person
_ameeraliyana
hi adam i have been getting my mocks back and it seems like im not doins aswell as i think im capapble of like for example i got 51 in eng when i beilive im definetly at least a h4 student should i not really worry about the mocks and keep my heaad dow and keep studying my hardestor should be looking to drop level in anysubject just because i may have failed it in the mocks?
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Hi Ameenaliyana, I can relate to your situation. You got 51, let me just tell you something, that is good for HL English, so you are doing well, but I understand you want to improve your grade. If you are in doubt, you can always ask your teacher for feedback. Now, from personal experience, I can tell you the window of time between the mocks and the Leaving cert can change everything if you study hard! My Irish exams Christmas and Summer and Mocks were up and down from 60s, down to 20s to 30s to 40s, all over the place to be honest. This was over 5 years of HL Irish. I was told I would be suited better to ordinary level but in the LC I got a H4. As well as that, you need your best 6/7 Subjects for the Leaving cert, so if the work pressure becomes a bit overwhelming, it wouldn't be the end of the world if you dropped one subject. Or possibly, you could choose ordinary level for a subject and keep the subject. Usually, the mocks seem difficult, but if you study, the Leaving cert paper can be much easier! Forget the mock exam grade, this isn't your leaving certificate grade. Stay organised, focus and do your best! Good luck in your exam, Adam :)
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Hi Football512, for many Irish phrases, I think the following website might be of some help to you good luck :) Adam http://www.daltai.com/phrases/
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Glad2be
Glad2be
I did science for the Jc and want to do biology for lc but school are saying that I can't because I didn't do it for ty. Is that right?
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Hi Glad2be, that's an interesting question. In my opinion, I don't think that is right because in my secondary school a student could choose whatever options they wished to do, and this included people who didn't do transition year. I'm not sure which teacher told you that, it may depend on the school, but I would definitely recommend asking this question to your principal, guidance councilor or secretary. I hope this helps, good luck with everything :) Adam.
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kmcg17
kmcg17
how do you improve your general grade in JC HL maths. I got 53% overall for the mocks and I think I am capable of getting even a low B (70-75%), have you got any advice on picking up easy marks? Thank you
_ameeraliyana
tanks for your help adam, really appreciate it, i think ill just be working hard not dropping any levels because i already have 2 ordinars in maths and irish and i wont be counting irish. i do have another situation and sorry to bother you but i do physis and i have been struggling with it since 5th year i have grinds and everything but i stil most likely failed the mocks although i still don't have it back yet, do you think i could get a fail in physics to like a h5 or h4 i know thats pushing it but how possible do you think it is?
_ameeraliyana
thanks again for your help
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Hi Ameeraliyana, firstly good on you not dropping any subjects. As for Physics, you don't know yet what the result is for the mocks. So, hypothetically speaking, if you have failed it. I'll be honest, a H4 is a reach, but I think a H5 is possible, it all depends on the subjects you want to do well in the most, like if you were doing a physics related course in college, physics would be your No. 1 most important subject. But, it can be done! Just don't rush into study expecting to read the whole book, just do say two chapters a day, even if you don't complete the book, cramming the entire book could cause you to forget everything. Again, for physics, I think you could benefit from looking at exam papers to see which questions are most likely, as this is a good tool for people who may be struggling, it just gives them that extra boost! I understand the Leaving cert can be difficult, but you can only do your best. I have added a studyclix guide below on Physics for some advice on the subject and how to get a good grade in the exam, I hope this helps good luck with everything :) Adam. https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-to-get-a-h1-in-the-leaving-cert-physics-exam
_ameeraliyana
thanks again adam, you are very helpful i will definetly be coming to you again :)
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Hi kmcg17, you got 53% that is good, but I understand you wish to improve your grade, and you can definitely get 70% or higher in the exam with your current grades. Ok, so I suggest the following, study Venn diagrams, probability questions and trigonometry. Also, focus on the following topics, they are always the main focus of maths most of the time. * Algebra * Trigonometry * Statistics and Probability * Geometry I hope this helps, good luck with your exam, I have also added a studyclix guide for help with the subject, Adam :) https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-to-get-a-h1-in-leaving-cert-maths
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Your welcome Ameeraliyana :)
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Katemcmorrow
i was wondering how do they know whos food assignments are whos in home ec because we dont put exam numbers down . Do we get handed them the day of the exam to be put into the exam on the day ??
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Hi Kate, yes I think that is the case, because this was the same for the D.C.G. project. I hope this helps you, good luck with your project, Adam! :)
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kmcg17
kmcg17
thank you so much Adam! Greatly appreciated :)
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Your very welcome :)
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LvingCert2020
Hi Adam. I'm terrible at probability, Statistics and Financial maths...after looking at the pattern in HL maths I realised unfortunately they will be a big part in the exam. How do I perfect these topics? they just seem to never click. :/
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Hi LvingCert2020, so I see you struggle with a few topics. The best way I can suggest is to start over with one of the topics, read the chapter slowly and do the questions from the smallest steps so it is easier. This is because sometimes when we don't completely focus on the small parts at the beginning, we can forget that they may be the answer to the question. As you struggle with 3 topics, out of the bunch I would say try either Statistics or Financial Maths as these have more theory rather than complicated formulas etc. I have added a link below for a test question on Statistics, it is the first one in state exams 2019. Try it out without checking the answer, doesn't have to right just attempt it and let me know how you do! Adam :)
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https://www.studyclix.ie/subjects/junior-certificate/higher/mathematics/statistics-and-data
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We put our exam number on the home ec journals, they are send off at the start of 6th year and not in your exam
hamza03
hamza03
hi im struggling with junior cycle french would you recommemd me do senior cycle french i dont know im unsure
hamza03
hamza03
hi adam thank you so much for this great opportunity would you recommend me change levels formaths f I got 62 in my mocks
24dburke
24dburke
hi adam im just wondering am i able to take a quiz on irish there doesnt seem to be an option for me
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Hi Hamza03, for maths if you are in HL stay in higher level 62 is a good grade. If you are in OL, I think you would be able to move to HL. So regardless of your level, you should do Higher Level. For French, it depends what have your grades been so far, if you haven't passed exams recently, maybe don't choose French, let me know! Good luck, Adam :)
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Hi 24dburke, unfortunately I don't think there are any Irish quizzes available on the website at the moment. But, if you would like I can make you an exam with the exam builder on the website with random questions for you to try, just let me know if you are JC or LC and OL or HL. I hope this helps, Adam :)
Football512
Hi adam I got 60% in my english mock and what can I do better
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Hi Football512, did you attempt every section is my first question? If you didn't, this may be the reason you didn't a higher grade. If you did attempt everything, we're your answers extended with detail and analysis, for example most answers should be a least 3 a4 pages. Did you quote? Did you give your opinion, or mention how you can relate to something? Could you possibly improve your grammar, punctuation or spelling? Just ask yourself all these questions and let me know if you think you achieved all these well and ill get back to you! Adam :)
Football512
I did attempt every section but my answers were short but i did the third one and grammar all those were good. the third one that i meant is opinion
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You are in junior cert yes
Football512
yh
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Higher Level?
Football512
yes
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Ok, so firstly answers need to be longer to cover the entire writing box provided in the exam, because it looks good regardless and gives points for presentation along with grammar. So what I think you should do in your next exam is the following : * Expand answers and include paragraphs * Before you begin, allocate time that you will spend on each question so you don't run out of time * So, let's say a question is 10 marks and another is 50 marks, spend around 15 minutes on the 10 mark question and 30 mins on the 50 mark question. * Read ALL the questions carefully, don't go off point, go back to the question a few times as you answer it. * For all questions, poetry, novels, comprehensions, shakespeare questions, you should state your answer, quote a few lines that you memorised and explain why you gave this answer (your opinion). This helps you expand your answer and gives the examiner a deeper understanding of your thought process. Get a quote copy, dedicated completely to quotes, so let's say a novel or a Shakespeare book this is more Leaving cert but it is good to know, have a copy and write down quotes in order if possible, with their chapter or act number and what particular moment they relate to and the characters that say them. Good knowledge of your course, grammar and an extensive vocabulary is all you need. I hope this helps you, good luck with your English exam! Adam.
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seamielly
seamielly
dont need anything from u sham ur only bout 67 months old
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Hi Seamielly, no problem! Good luck with your studies :)
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LouisTheMc
would you not go study pal
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Hi Louis, if you ever need help with studying, there are many study tips and sources here on Studyclix, Adam :)
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Glad2be
Glad2be
Thanks Adam, my mum is going to talk to the school.
Vishnu
Vishnu
Hi mate im looking for hel in JC irish
Hammadk
Hammadk
hey adam what do i do for the sraith pictiurs for the oral i havent done any prep theres a few weeks left and also german what do i do for the roleplays
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No problem glad2be, hope all goes well :)
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Hi Vishnu, what is it you need help with in Irish exactly?
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Hi Hammadk, for sraith pictuirs you say what you see (in Irish), so you should write down about 6 lines for each picture in the sraith pictuir and study as many as you can before the exam. As for German, I have added a sample role play question below for you to try, let me know how you do! https://www.studyclix.ie/subjects/leaving-certificate/oral/german/role-play-1-hund-verloren I hope this helps, good luck, Adam :)
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Vishnu
Vishnu
Adam i know my studied texts well but how do i prepare for pieces such as job applications and a topical essay ?
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Hi, for topical essays watching the news is a good start, but also researching current affairs such as the election, coronavirus, climate change etc. Also, know statistics as these will help you gain some marks. As for job applications, I would get different bits and pieces and have a mix from different websites and sources to create the best study guide for this particular topic. I hope this helps, good luck Adam :)
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odwyer2
odwyer2
what is a people in history i. junior cycle history? how many points and stuuf do u need how long does it need to be
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Hi, could you just clarify your question are you asking how many points do you need to pass or how to do a particular section?
odwyer2
odwyer2
what is jc history and whas the best way to do it
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Hi, the best way to approach to subject is to study the chapters, it is almost completely diagram and theory based. There is better way to be honest! Also, the following guide might be helpful to you https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-to-get-an-a-in-the-junior-cert-history-exam Good luck in your exams, Adam :)
LouisTheMc
yo I need something
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how to pass higher level biology
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how to pass higher level biology
taram123
taram123
studying business tips
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Hi Louis, if you need help send any questions you have :thumbsup:
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Hi Rebecca, here is a guide on how to succeed in your biology exam with some good tips and advice. https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/lc-biology-how-i-got-a-h1 I hope this helps, good luck in your biology exam, Adam :)
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Hi Taram, here is a guide with tips and advice on how to do well in your business exam https://studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-to-get-an-h1-in-leaving-cert-business. I hope this helps you, good luck in your exam, Adam :)
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dont get smart
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Esha0102
Esha0102
how do you study for hl french when youve forgotten most of the basic things like grammar and how to write the opinion pieces/ diary entries properly? should i stay in hl french or should i drop to ordinary i got 24% in my xmas exams im in 5th year but like i already do 2 ordinary subjects so another ordinary subject would make it much harder to get enough points in the lc. thanks
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Hi Esha, I think if you study you could stay in higher level. I suggest you start fresh, look at how the exam paper is layed out and practice the past questions examined. You only need 30% to pass in HL now. Also, ask your teacher for basic notes if they have them, just say you want to make sure you've covered everything. I would stay in higher till the summer and see how you do then, anything less than Also, here is a guide below on how to get a good grade in LC French https://www.studyclix.ie/blog/show/how-i-got-a-h1-in-leaving-cert-french I hope this helps, points wise if you do really struggle, like get less than 35%, then drop to ordinary, if you hit this or over, you'll pass believe me, with hard work and dedication. Good luck, Adam :)
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