Was the Leaving Cert harder in the old days?

Ireland“What sort of so-called modern maths exam lacks matrices, calculus and complex numbers? Dr David Malone, a mathematician at Maynooth University, noticed the question posed by a friend on Twitter and he wondered: has our maths education been dumbed down? Malone dug out a copy of an old Intermediate Cert (the precursor to the Junior Cert) maths paper from the mid-90s, when his friend sat the exam …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 5 November]]

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One Response to “Was the Leaving Cert harder in the old days?”

  1. Brian Martin Mulligan Says:

    Very interesting to have access to the old papers. And yes, matrices were on the 74 paper.

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