Late Modern History (1815-1993) Irish and European topics – each have six. Choosing History for the leaving cert because you thought it was easy at Junior cert is a dangerous move as the course is quite different and extremely detailed. In addition to this, a lot of the answers are in the style of an essay and a good standard of English is required. Up to 20% of your final result will be based on your research project done before the exam – worth 20%.
The paper features a documents-based question and three general questions. All four questions carry equal marks.