The Irish Second-Level Student’s Union wishes all those sitting Junior Certificate,
Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied exams starting today the very best of luck!
Speaking this morning regarding those taking their final exams, Education Officer David Boyce said “The Leaving Certificate is just one component of the Irish education system, but there are many other important aspects to a student’s education over a period of twelve years; the relationships they have built, the memories they have made and the life lessons they have learned. “”
President Jane Hayes Nally added “The nature of the Leaving Certificate is clear, it is a high-stake, high-pressure assessment method. It’s unfortunate how it affects the lives of Irish students, making the last few weeks of second level education a period of stress and worry. I would advise all exam students to eat healthily, drink plenty of water, to sleep well every night, and remember that exams are not everything, although it may feel like it now!”
The annual ISSU exam blog will start today on available from 6:30pm on scheduled examination dates.

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