Three phases of training
This year's Higher exam was "very fair", he felt, and he particularly liked the question on phases of training within the section on preparation of the body. "They asked for the three phases of training - pre-season, during and off-season - and pupils had to discuss how each phase differs. High-mark questions have, in the past, tended to be quite narrow, but here pupils who had done the work would have had plenty to write about." That was a theme throughout the paper, he felt.
Mr McGuckin also had pupils sitting Intermediate 2. He said he had "no complaints" about it and, again, felt the paper was fair.