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    Default 113,000 students sit JC & LC examinations starting tomorrow.

    53, 000 second level students are sitting the LC and 60,000 the JC tomorrow.

    I hope it all goes well for them and that they are able to keep calm and achieve their maximum potential -not just in the exams. but in whatever course they choose thereafter. This is a hugely stressful time for the students and their families and I feel a bit of a release valve is opened after the first one is over!

    I think most right minded people would join me in acknowledging the integral and essential role carried out by the teachers in bringing the students to this stage normally with great professionalism and dedication. ( To give one small example the art teacher in our place worked 24 /7 for about 3 weeks to get all the projects in on time.)

    To the parents I'd say try to keep calm it isn't everything though it can feel like it at the time-there are always more chances.

    Anyhows, good luck to all involved.
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    Sat mine last year, I envy none of them. All the best to any students procrastinating on P.ie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior of Destiny View Post
    Sat mine last year, I envy none of them. All the best to any students procrastinating on P.ie!
    So you're like 18/19 years of age

    And you're an FFer

    We can obviously thank your folks for that

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    Have to agree, my eldest will be sitting there next year. Do not know who will be the greater wreck. Best of luck to all, do your best, and if it is not enough there are always alternatives.

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    Thanks, Soc...My own little darling starting his tomorrow..

    And my students...most from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    As I walk the green mile with them tomorrow to those big glass doors and am forbidden to go any further, I am happy that this is one of the few occasions in this crony-ridden land when their connections, accents, contacts, addresses, will not make a jot of difference....

    Let us be slow to throw out that baby with the bathwater.

    Hearts going out to them all. Good luck...

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    Oooo.. the memories.. all I can do now is sincerely hope that they can all chose to find rewarding and secure empoloyment in Ireland if thats what they want.. gap years and J1's are great.. but it's even better to come back...
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    My brother is doing the leaving tomorrow, so best of luck to all those starting exams tomorrow.
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    5 years now since I done my leaving cert and it doesn't feel that long. I remember it being scorching hot when studying and then when the exams were on and when they finished it rained all the time.

    Best of luck to those doing exams and don't let the pressure get to you.
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    Japers that picture alone would make you nervous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    Thanks, Soc...My own little darling starting his tomorrow..

    And my students...most from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    As I walk the green mile with them tomorrow to those big glass doors and am forbidden to go any further, I am happy that this is one of the few occasions in this crony-ridden land that their connections, accents, contacts, addresses, will not make a jot of difference....

    Let us be slow to throw out that baby with the bathwater.

    Hearts going out to them all. Good luck...

    +100!!
    Carpe diem!

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