The Leaving Cert is NEARLY over and done with, but some students still have one more day left.
Lizi is one of them and she sat her second-last exam, Russian Higher Level, today and she is here with another Leaving Cert Diary.
Thanks again to our friends at The Irish Second-Level Students' Union for linking us in with the students over the past few weeks and a massive thanks to the students for contributing.
Here's Lizi's diary after she sat Russian
The Russian exam today was perfect. It was only me and my brother in the whole school doing it, and I know many can relate. I absolutely loved it and hope everyone else did too. Unfortunately, I don't have a teacher in Russian, therefore I had to go for the exam option and let me tell you I am very happy with it!
It was a little bit different from last year. For example, some exercises in Section Three, assigning cases to words were reduced from ten to five and the new one was to identify whether it was a verb, adjective, noun etc.
The essay topics were great as well and very relatable to present times. I wrote an opinion piece where I discussed how hard it is to choose your career at the age of 17 or 18. I was delighted to write about this topic because I have thought about this many times.
I have heard that in some classes the listening section of the exam was horrible because there were issues with the sound but me and my brother were very lucky because the sound was perfect and surprisingly easy to understand.
In conclusion I am very happy about it and I hope everyone who did the Russian exam was too. There is only one exam to go for me, and I can’t wait to finish. Good luck to everyone who has exams tomorrow!
Massive thanks to the students who gave their time to record and write for us.
About the ISSU
Founded in 2008 and now in its 13th year, the ISSU is the longest running national second-level representative body in the country, representing over 500 member student councils.
They represent Irish second-level students on a local, regional, national and international level.