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Bloggers 2016

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Your 2016 Exam Blog Team

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Chloe  Chloe Griffin. Scoil Ruain

Chloe is 16 years old and attends Scoil Ruain, Co. Tipperary. Chloe is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Science, Geography, French, CSPE, Business Studies and Materials Technology Wood for the Junior Cert!

“Hey everyone! I’m really happy to be doing the exam blogs this year. Next year I will be in TY and I can’t wait to explore the different aspects of student life outside of studying and to find out what direction I will take for subjects in the leaving cert !”

 

 

 

 

ShaneShane Macken

Shane is 15 years old and attends St. Kevin’s College, Dublin 11. Shane is sitting English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography, CSPE, Technical Graphics and Business Studies for the Junior Cert!

“Self-proclaimed poet, writer, photographer and anything else that looks good on a CV!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Joe Mee - Scoil Ruain

Joe is 16 years old and attends Scoil Ruain, Co. Tipperary. Joe is sitting English, Maths, Science, Geography, CSPE, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology Wood and Metalwork for the Junior Cert!

“My name is Joe and I’m a doing my junior cert. I attend Scoil Ruain in Killenaule Co. Tipperary. I am 16 years of age and dyslexic. I am also the welfare and equality officer of the ISSU. I’m practically minded but fail down on my reading and writing ability. So I strongly recommend reading my English blog as a pick me up after the exam.”

 

 

 

Luke Luke Hayes Nally

Luke attends Christian Brothers School, Midleton, Co. Cork. Luke is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, CSPE, Technical Graphics and Materials Technology Wood!

 

 

 

Kate DSC04118 (1)

Kate is 16 years old and attends Malahide Community School, Co. Dublin. Kate is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Science, History, Geography, German, CSPE, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology Wood and Religion!

 

 

 

Isobel Isobel Hayes. Scoil Ruain

Isobel is 15 years old and attends Scoil Ruain, Co. Tipperary. Isobel will be sharing her experience of sitting Music for the Junior Cert!

“Music is one of my favourite subjects!”

 

 

 

 

Philip Philip Crowe. Abbey CBS

Philip is 16 years old and attends the Abbey CBS, Co. Tipperary. Philip is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, CSPE, Technical Graphics, Business Studies and Religion for the Junior Cert!

“My best subject is probably Maths and my worst is definitely French, so look forward to extreme bias in those! My last exam is TG so I can’t wait until the 20th. Good luck, well all need it.”

 

 

 

Olivia Olivia Noonan. Rockwell College

Olivia is 15 years old and attends Rockwell College, Co. Tipperary. Olivia will be sharing her experience of sitting Home Economics for the Junior Cert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciara

Ciara is 16 years old and attends Ursuline Convent Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Ciara is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, CSPE and Religion for the Junior Cert!

Craig Craig McHugh

Craig is 18 years old and attends Coláiste Rís, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Craig is sitting English, Irish, Maths, History, French, Economics and Business Studies for the Leaving Cert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen DSC04117 (1)

Ellen is 17 years old and attends St. Louis Highschool, Rathmines, Co.Dublin. Ellen is sitting English, Irish, Maths, French, Biology and Home Economics for the Leaving Cert!

“Hi I’m Ellen and I’m International Officer here at the ISSU.
I go to St Louis Highschool in Rathmines in Dublin. Languages and politics are my thing so next year I’d like to do European Studies in Trinity. I’m sitting 7 exams for my Leaving Cert – all within the first week… 10 exams in 6 days?
As Beyoncé would say, “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up”!”

 

 

Liam DSC04124 (1)

Liam is 18 years old and attends Coláiste Ghobnatan, Co. Cork. Liam is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Geography, Spanish, Biology and Applied Maths for the Leaving Cert!

“I’m Liam, I’m 18 from Killarney Co. Kerry. I’m ISSU’s Oifigeach na Gaeilge, this year and last year’s too. I hope to do Engineering next year if all goes to plan! I’m a member of my local No Name club and Order of Malta unit and I love being apart of them “
 

 

Cárthach DSC04123 (1)

Cárthach is 18 years old and attends Méanscoil San Nioclás. Cárthach is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Geography, Spanish, Biology and Applied Maths for the Leaving Cert!

 

 

 

Lorraine Lorraine O Conor. Scoil Ruain

Lorraine is 19 years old and attends Scoil Ruain, Co. Tipperary. Lorraine will be blogging about her experience of sitting Agriculture Science and Construction for the Leaving Cert!

“Hi. My name is Lorraine O Connor and I am 19 years old. I go to school in Scoil Ruain, Killenaule in Co. Tipperary. I am sitting the 2016 Leaving Certificate. After my exams I’m taking a year out to take a break from study and to focus on what I want to study in college next year. I am currently thinking about a career in teaching so I’m hoping that I will have fully decided on this after my gap year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Emma O'Callaghan

Emma attends St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork. Emma is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Business Studies, German, Biology and Music for the Leaving Cert!

“Hi!! I’m Emma and I’m from Mallow in Cork. I go to st marys secondary school in Mallow! I am hoping to do so law and Chinese studies in UCD or sociology and social polity in TCD obviously depending on points.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Patrick Cleary

Patrick will be sharing his thoughts on sitting Chemistry and Music for the Leaving Cert!

“My name is Patrick Cleary. I am hoping to study Pharmacy in UCC next year. My favourite subjects are chemistry and music! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwina Edwina Kelly. Grennan College

Edwina is 19 years old and attends Grennan College, Thomastown, Co.Kilkenny. Edwina is sitting English, Irish, Maths, History, French, Home Economics and Business Studies.

“I’m hoping to do Law and Business next year, in UCC. Feeling prepared but also nervous for the exams. I come from a relatively small school, so next year will be a big change.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Liam Corcoran. St. Ailbes School

Liam is 18 years old and attends St. Ailbes School, Co. Tipperary. Liam is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Design and Communication Graphics, Construction Studies, Engineering and Music

“I hope to do architecture in UL next year, I’ve wanted it for years now.”

 

Ela Ela Senturk

Ela is 17 years old and attends St. Louis High School Rathmines, Co. Dublin. Ela is sitting English, Irish, Maths, German, Home Economics, Biology, Physics and Art for the Leaving Cert!

“My name is Ela Senturk, I’m 17 years old (18 the day after Physics, my last exam! – phew!) and I go to St. Louis High School Rathmines Co. Dublin. After the Leaving Cert I hope to study Creative Digital Media in IT Tallaght as I would love to be working behind the scenes on films and tv shows and maybe one day have my own work out there for all to enjoy!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klara 

Klara attends St. Louis High School, Rathmines, Dublin and will be sharing her thoughts on German, Music and Japanese for the Leaving Cert!

 

 

Cora

Cora is 18 years old and attends St. Louis High School, Rathmines, Dublin. Cora is sitting English, Irish, Maths, Business Studies, German, Biology and Music for the Leaving Cert!

 

 

Clodagh

Clodagh is sitting English, Irish, Maths, History, French, Biology and Home Economics for the Leaving Cert!

 

 

Conor

Conor attends Castleknock College and is sitting English, Irish, Maths, German, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Maths and Music for the Leaving Cert!

 

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.

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