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Mocks 2017 ***No Requests, use the Search button! READ FIRST POST before posting!***

  • 12-01-2016 10:54pm
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    Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,282 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


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    • Registered Users Posts: 1 onlyontuesdays


      English Paper 2, not sure which company:
      It's a very bad idea to know what's going to be on the mocks, but our english teacher told us whats on our paper 2 if you'd still like to know, and we have topics from our business paper. i dont like knowing but if you'd like to know Eavan Boland, a hamlet question on Gertrude and Ophelia or corruption and he has a sample answer for the comparative


    • Registered Users Posts: 3,148 ✭✭✭ VG31


      Use a spoilers!

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    • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,528 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


      ...and so the nonsense begins.


    • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ infor123


      Your teacher will probably be giving you sly hints anyway. I know I make sure all questions are revised before the mocks that are coming up with my students.

      I do agree though, it is pointless doing these mocks if you know exactly what's coming up.

      Why don't you try to predict questions from looking at LC exam papers and go from there. They will be using this as a guide themselves in the mock companies.

      But remember you won't know in June and this is meant to be a trial run.


    • Registered Users Posts: 21,831 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


      (A) Not everybody will be doing the same papers.
      (B) Stop faffing about on the interwebs and hit the books.


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    • Registered Users Posts: 350 ✭✭ mycro2013


      To be honest you'll only be doing yourself a disservice by getting tips. As it will only distort your results and give you a false sense of readiness for the real exam.


    • Registered Users Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ srsh


      Spanish, no company, no level:
      something on the environment


    • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,812 ✭✭✭✭ evolving_doors


      srsh wrote: »
      Spanish, no company, no level:
      something on the environment

      :pac: thats been the same rumour since back when I did my language exams over 2 decades ago (for french/german and Irish)... doesn't mean it wont come up though.


    • Registered Users Posts: 192 ✭✭ EireLemon


      Biology:
      Our teacher literally said that protein synthesis was coming up, not sure which company.


    • Registered Users Posts: 1 pollypocketxx


      History Higher level, company DEB
      sunningdale, Montgomery, Eucharistic congress, stalins show trials


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    • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Lisin


      It seems that Studyclix was the goldmine of hints, but the moderators have since deleted the forums. I wish people would post here! Plus the majority of people don't know what company their papers are, so I think lots of people are going to be led astray. Guess I'll have to just cram for the next 10 days and hope the for the best!

      [snip]

      (I know opinion topics for definite on DEB French mock)


    • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Timeisup


      English paper 1 (I think it qas DEB, the barcode was on the top left on the front page)
      short story with plot central to sentence "ambulance screaming down, a cry of terror", personal essay on fashion industry corrupt or something in youth, short story where character struggles with overcoming indecisiveness (I don't remember the exact wording but that's pretty much what they were)


    • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭ Castlebar12


      Timeisup wrote: »
      English paper 1 (I think it qas DEB, the barcode was on the top left on the front page)
      short story with plot central to sentence "ambulance screaming down, a cry of terror", personal essay on fashion industry corrupt or something in youth, short story where character struggles with overcoming indecisiveness (I don't remember the exact wording but that's pretty much what they were)

      What about the speech?


    • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 8,569 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Canard


      Request to posters to either post your questions or don't! Your mentions of having certain mocks will clog the search function and the posts asking for PMs clog the thread. Additionally, I've snipped the requests from posts - they're not allowed and wouldn't be necessary if everyone followed the principle of posting what they have, and waiting for what they don't. Thanks!


    • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Timeisup


      English paper 2 DEB
      poets: boland Durcan and plath, characters of claudius and hamlet and a second question on the corruption and deception in the play, vision and viewpoint for comparative and also theme I think


    • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Timeisup


      Irish OL Paper 1 (examcraft I think, the bar code was on the right)
      Story about going to town with a friend, letter about taking part in a fun day in your area, blog about school, blog about Christmas.


    • Registered Users Posts: 1 Kan9


      Lisin wrote: »
      It seems that Studyclix was the goldmine of hints, but the moderators have since deleted the forums. I wish people would post here! Plus the majority of people don't know what company their papers are, so I think lots of people are going to be led astray. Guess I'll have to just cram for the next 10 days and hope the for the best!

      [snip]

      (I know opinion topics for definite on DEB French mock)

      What are the french opinion pieces ? And what's DEB which type are they ? TIA


    • Registered Users Posts: 3 ivelevi


      Hello, Biology HL, I am not 100% which company it is last year all of the exams in my school were DEB.
      Section A
      Food
      Ecology
      Cell
      Sexual Reproduction
      Human Defence System
      Photosynthesis or Respiration

      Section B
      Experiment about Thoracic Cavity (heart)

      Section C
      Genetics
      Ecology
      Enzymes
      Structure of Plants
      Fungi
      Human Systems


    • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Lisin


      Right basically, my school always has deb mocks, so I hope it stays the same! We are so far behind in French, our teacher laid out a few topics, but the questions asked may require a little changing.
      Q1. Homelessness (simply because it was the closest to 95 words, might include a bit on voluntary work)
      Others then are:
      Student life is Ireland is difficult (something to that extent)
      Addiction, (she was fairly vague about that one and it would require the most changing)
      An email: something about your best friend and cancelling a birthday party.

      Hopefully this is for deb and not examcraft, atm I'm not sure.


    • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Timeisup


      Chemistry DEB
      Bleach experiment, Soap experiment (reflux) - be able to draw the distillation of ethanol process, long question on water, electronegativity, percentage yields, bohrs atomic theory and how and why it's been modified since (in relation to the emission line spectrum), components of LPG and petrol


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    • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Lisin


      Irish deb P1 Essays:
      intinne slainte
      Caighdean spoirt in Eirinn
      Braitheann chun cinn an tir ar fhais na gheiligar
      An tAontas Europach: Ar ndan duinn?
      Tabhtacht an gra i saoil an duine oig.

      Irish P2:
      A thig nar thit orm
      Tugtar leiriu greannmhar duinn ar shaol na mbuachalla oige agus ar traidsiun na bothantiochta

      Biology deb:
      Food
      Enzymes
      Cell
      Human reproduction
      Ecology
      Human nutriton
      Cell division
      Scientific method

      Immune system
      Circulatory sys
      Respiratory sys
      Endocrine sys
      Photosynthesis and exp.
      Genetics: nothing on genetic profiling or evolution
      A long questions including a variety of experiment questions.
      Ecology: a paragraph type one

      Leaf yeasts exp.
      Production of alcohol using yeast
      Heart dissection
      Food tests
      Plant cell under microscope
      Know all four enzymes exps.

      Prose and poem:
      Hurmlamboc and Geibheann
      don't know questions however sozzles x


    • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Lisin


      An account on twitter has loads of content, found it yesterday: leaving_2017

      Even if you're not on twitter, google it.


    • Registered Users Posts: 3 meg.ka.arm


      Paper One SPOILER
      QUESTION 1 + 2 - algebra, factorising, simultaneous equations
      QUESTION 3 - proof by induction
      QUESTION 4 - complex numbers
      QUESTION 5 - exponential functions, calculus
      QUESTION 6 - differentiation
      QUESTION 7 - sequence and series using algebra and functions
      QUESTION 8 - area and volume trapezoidal rule
      QUESTION 9 -financial maths (saving for a holiday) monthly savings / calculated yearly repayments / AER

      Paper Two
      QUESTION 1 + 2 -probability
      QUESTION 3 - the circle (centre of circle / distance formula / tangent / equation of line /
      QUESTION 4 - The line - 2 intersecting lines / find their equations / slope / where they pass the x and y axis
      QUESTION 5 - trig + trig identities proof :(:(:(
      QUESTION 6 - length / area and volume / work out a prism shape (trig mixed into question)
      QUESTION 7 - long question - length / area and volume / trig using cos and sigma
      QUESTION 8 - long question - statistics - coming up with sampling method / know different types / suggest one for each type of data / means / standard deviation / draw graph
      QUESTION 9 - functions

      I really hope this helps :)
      Best of Luck!


    • Registered Users Posts: 2 trimplin1


      How do you know it is Examcraft? Which side is the barcode on?


    • Registered Users Posts: 3 meg.ka.arm


      Hey Trimplin 1
      My teacher gave us a hand out and told us that we are getting the Examcraft paper.
      This is what he told me, I have not sat the paper yet and won't be doing so until Thursday. He's not the type of teacher that would get our hopes up just to freak us out on the day! Hope it helps anyways :)


    • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Lisin


      trimplin1 wrote: »
      How do you know it is Examcraft? Which side is the barcode on?
      It's on the right for examcraft and left for deb. Think it says it in the description at the start of this thread too, if you wanna make sure :)


    • Registered Users Posts: 2 Annmarieoleary


      Ag science Deb
      Q1- question on testing for starch
      - 3 characteristics of clay soil
      - differences between hay and haylage
      - weights of newborn calves, first housing and mating
      -giving examples from names plant families
      -benefits of earthworms
      - fictions of different plant tissues
      Q2- soil q think there was something about bogs and peat
      Q3-option one-sheep:
      Terminal sires,prolific breed, breeding strategy for lowland sheep, ram effect
      -option two- dairy cows:
      Differences between liquid milk and creamery milk, how to have good quality milk,
      Q4-experiments:
      Bacteria in clover nodule, test for sugar in grass
      Q5-advantages of perennial ryegrass, differences between red and white clover, what are tramlines, what is tillering, question on hay
      Q6-talking about a named cereal crop under headings of soil suitability, fertiliser, harvesting and preparation of seed bed
      Q7- genetics: define: diploid, polyploidy and multiple alleles, do a genetic cross and q on embryo transfer
      Q8-liver fluke q, differences between omasum and osmosis, zoospores and zoonose and eutrophication and nitrification
      Q9-scientific explanation for:
      -sprouting of potatoes
      -control of aphids
      -leader follower system
      -red colour in urine


    • Registered Users Posts: 1 spudsullivan


      English DEB Paper 2
      : Was quite surprised but both Seamus Heaney and Shakespeare come up in the poetry. Our teacher had not covered these so was a shock to all of us. The question on Hamlet was if we actually wanted to shag his mother or Ophelia it was somthing along those lines anyway hope it helps lads.


    • Registered Users Posts: 2 trimplin1


      dont think thats DEB.


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    • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ dovedale15


      meg.ka.arm wrote: »
      Paper One SPOILER
      QUESTION 1 + 2 - algebra, factorising, simultaneous equations
      QUESTION 3 - proof by induction
      QUESTION 4 - complex numbers
      QUESTION 5 - exponential functions, calculus
      QUESTION 6 - differentiation
      QUESTION 7 - sequence and series using algebra and functions
      QUESTION 8 - area and volume trapezoidal rule
      QUESTION 9 -financial maths (saving for a holiday) monthly savings / calculated yearly repayments / AER

      Paper Two
      QUESTION 1 + 2 -probability
      QUESTION 3 - the circle (centre of circle / distance formula / tangent / equation of line /
      QUESTION 4 - The line - 2 intersecting lines / find their equations / slope / where they pass the x and y axis
      QUESTION 5 - trig + trig identities proof :(:(:(
      QUESTION 6 - length / area and volume / work out a prism shape (trig mixed into question)
      QUESTION 7 - long question - length / area and volume / trig using cos and sigma
      QUESTION 8 - long question - statistics - coming up with sampling method / know different types / suggest one for each type of data / means / standard deviation / draw graph
      QUESTION 9 - functions

      I really hope this helps :)
      Best of Luck!

      Can you please let us know afterwards if the barcode on the front page was on the left or the right? Thanks!


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