Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science

Lorraine - Higher Level Lorraine O Conor. Scoil Ruain

After having to wait almost a week for this final exam I just wanted it out of the way. I didn't sleep a wink last night and words can't describe how nervous I was this morning.With Ag Science you have to answer 6 out of the 9 possible questions. Genetics and soil are definite questions so I did them but not before tackling question 1 which carries 60 marks. I answered the 6 short questions from question one with no bother. I was quite happy with them.I then did the genetics question which was a dream to be honest. In Part A we were asked to define some genetics terms, no problem there and then we had a lovely cross which I was delighted to see on the paper. There was no surprise with it at all! Cross a bull heterozygous for both traits with a polled white cow, easy. Part C of the genetics question caught me though, what was EBI? I certainly can't remember seeing that before.I did the soil question then. Again another question that wasn't too difficult but just required a little bit of thought. I think I managed it quite well. The experiment that came up here was the experiment to determine the soil texture by using a sieve. Overall it was a nice question.I'm quite happy that my question 1, genetics and soil questions were good but what came after that I'm not so confident about. I did my best with them but I found that you really had to hit the nail on the head with the answers. I just hope I've done enough to at least get a decent grade along with the project.All done now, let the celebrations begin!Please note: blog posts reflect the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union. Blogs are updated daily by 6.30 pm on scheduled examination dates.Zeminar is an event for Generation Z, particularly those aged between 15 and 19, and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches. It will take place from 11th - 13th of October 2016. For more information see www.zeminar.ieZeminar cover image