Follow your own path, whatever the exam
It has been said of examinations that they are not fair because those who study always have an unfair advantage. That may be true, but it is important for the 119,000 students who sit down to do their Leaving and Junior Certificates today to keep a sense of perspective.
Trying is always enough, and if you try for long enough there will be nothing to stop you.
As Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan says today in her good luck message to candidates "the State exams are but one pathway".