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Biology 2018 Solutions for Leaving Cert Higher Level

You can access the paper via the examinations.ie website. No marking scheme is available at the time of writing. You may also like: Leaving Cert Biology.
Q1. (a) 1. To receive energy for cellular reactions to occur 2. For growth and repair  (b) Many sugar units joined together  (c) Cellulose  (d) Contains glycerol and three fatty acids  (e) Phospholipids are found in cell membranes  (f) Biuret test 
Q2. (a) Living factor  (b) The place where an organism lives  (c) All of the different populations living in an area  (d) All members of the same species living in an area  (e) The functional role of an organism in an ecosystem  (f) The part of the Earth that sustains life  (g) Checking for the presence or absence of an organism in an ecosystem 
Q3. (a) Interphase  (b) Cell division in which one cell becomes two cells and the number of chromosomes is retained. The genetic material of the daughter cell is identical to the mother cell.  (c)1. The chromosome number is halved in meiosis  2. Meiosis involves 2 c…

Leaving Cert English Higher Level Timing

This is a regular question for our Snapchat Leaving Cert Q&A, so here's the low down, a consensus from people who recently got the A1 (H1).

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Paper 1

Total time: 170 minutes (200 marks)

Reading
15-20 minutes (read the questions first, then the texts)

A
i
10 min (15 marks) Aim for 0.75 - 1 page
ii
10 min (15 marks) Aim for 0.75 - 1 page
iii
15 min (20 marks) Aim for 1.25 pages

B
30 min (50 marks) Aim for 2 pages

Composing
65 min (100 marks) Aim for 4.5-5 pages

Proofreading
15 minutes

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Paper 2

Total time: 200 minutes (200 marks)

Reading the questions
5 minutes

Single text
50 min (60 marks) Aim for 4-5 pages

Comparative
60 min (70 marks) Aim for 4.5-5 pages

Unseen poetry
20 min (20 marks) Aim for 1 page

Prescribed poetry
45 min (50 marks) Aim for 4-5 pages

Proofreading
15 minutes

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