Nervous on the day of her maths exam and despite spending five years studying at higher level, she did the honourable thing.
Instead of using the glasses case, skirt or devious pens, she picked up a lower- level paper on the morning of her exam. Haunted by the fear of having to resit an exam, she chose a more assured option.
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Forty students had their results withheld by the Department of Education on Wednesday after they were caught cheating this summer, but this figure would be much higher if examiners were really aware of what goes on in schools every June.
My friend need not have cheated if he had got up off of his arse and studied like the rest of us.
This was a very student friendly irish paper, with a nice variety of interesting, accessible topics. Unlike previous years, there was no overlap between this paper and recent mock exam papers.
Topical issues for 2017 appeared on the paper such as Brexit and homelessness in Ireland.
A group of his friends pooled together some notes and gave the lazy so-and-so some essays to learn.
Instead, armed with €10 that he had liberated from his worried mother's purse, our protagonist set off and marched to the local newsagent to buy 20 black pens with ridged sides and a fine-tipped permanent marker.