SCIENCE EDUCATION
IRELAND

JUNIOR CERT. MATHS
(HONOURS)

GENERAL POINTERS

  1. There are two exam papers - paper 1 and paper 2.  Each paper lasts 2 hours.
  2. You must answer question 1 and four other questions on each paper.
  3. Question 1 is worth 100 marks, the other questions are worth 50 marks each.
  4. Question 1 is short type questions, covering the whole course.
  5. The long type questions tend to be specialised, for example, statistics.
  6. You should include all your rough work.  Some students like to draw a margin on the right hand side of the page and do there rough work here.
  7. Theorems appear on paper 2.  Theorems must be learnt off by heart.  Do not try to learn them all at once, you will only get them mixed up.  Learn one at a time.  It is best if you only learn one a week.  When you think you know it, get someone to test you.  When you know all the theorems perfectly, try solving some of the problems based on the theorems from your text-book.  When you can do these, buy the exam papers and try the ones there. 
  8. You must learn off all the formulas for the question on co-ordinate geometry (the line).  You cannot answer this question otherwise.  The same goes for trigonometry.