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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Leaving Cert Results: The complete guide

In this Wednesday's Irish Independent

Published 07/08/2014 | 14:19

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What now for the 57,000 or so Leaving Certificate 2014 candidates ?

When they receive their results on Wednesday,  August 13,  the Irish Independent will be an essential read for  students and their parents/guardians as they prepare for the next step.

Whether a desired college place is a virtual certainty, or it is a time to consider  all options, the  special 20-page supplement inside next Wednesday’s  Irish Independent  will offer information and advice to steer school-leavers towards the decision that best suits them.

Guidance counsellor Aoife Walsh, a weekly columnist with the Irish Independent,  will cover a range of possibilities,  both inside and outside the CAO , highlighting the many opportunities out there, even for those who have no idea about what to do. 

There will be inspiring stories about existing third-level students, with example s of interesting   journeys to college  and the world of work.

For those anxiously awaiting the release of the CAO Round One offers on Monday August 18, and who are wondering whether their results  put them in the ball-park for entry to a preferred course,  the supplement will contain tables detailing  last year’s  cut-off points for Level 8 and Level 7/6 programmes, although students are advised that  points can vary widely from year to year.

The Irish Independent, along  with  eircom,  is also sponsoring the annual National Parents Council- post primary Exam Helpline – 1800 265 165 - starting on Wednesday, August 13  at 10 am. Members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors will take the calls over six days, and offer one-to one advice to students and their parents/guardians.

In addition to the Helpline,  independent.ie will broadcast  live question and answer sessions -  the first at 1 pm Wednesday, August 13 - where guidance counsellors will deal with queries. Questions for the  broadcast may be sent via  email to exams2014@independent.ie ,  or  twitter  #indoexams2014.

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