PRESS RELEASE 13/08/2014
Well done on your results!
Irish Second-Level Students’ Union sends best wishes to class of 2014
The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all examination candidates upon receiving their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results today.
Speaking today, the ISSU President, Craig Mc Hugh said;
“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in, and that is what really counts. The assessment methods in the Leaving Cert may not be tailored or suited to your best skill set, and if you are left in any way disappointed by your results, there are many ways into nearly every career path and now you can take your first steps. I would like to congratulate everyone who sat the examinations; making through the final exam in school is in itself a major achievement and shows diligence and perseverance. Be sure to take the opportunity to celebrate your five or six years of hard work.”
ISSU Education Officer, Joanna Siewierska added;
“I would like to wish all students receiving their Leaving Cert results the very best of luck and I hope that all students are happy with how they get on. This can be a very stressful time but remember that this is just an exam and not the end of the world. For all of those worried about the results and their next steps please use the free phone helpline; 1800 265 165, which will be operated by guidance councillors for students and parents.”
The ISSU urges students to use the National Parents’ Council post-primary (NPCpp) exam helpline (1800265165) to seek independent advice from qualified guidance counsellors if you are unsure of your options over the upcoming days.
The ISSU is currently surveying students who have completed their Leaving Cert about their experience of the exams. Students can complete ‘Leaving the Leaving Cert’ on issu.ie.
Craig Mc Hugh, President: 086 270 8434, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Siewierska, Education Officer: 085 702 7706, email@example.com
ISSU Office: 01-4434461, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editor:
The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is the national umbrella body for school Student Councils, aiming to representing and connecting Irish second-level students the length and breadth of the country, ensuring that the voice of the Irish second-level student is heard and striving for innovation and democracy within the education system. See www.issu.ie