Monday 26 June 2017

Letters: Too much pressure on students to do well in Leaving Cert

Success in the Leaving Cert exams doesn’t guarantee happiness

Success in the Leaving Cert exams doesn’t guarantee happiness
Success in the Leaving Cert exams doesn’t guarantee happiness

I recently had my first experience of the infamous Leaving Certificate examination, sat by more than 53,000 students this year. Thankfully, I wasn't one of them. I took the less daunting and arguably more comfortable chair outside the examination centre.

For the duration of the exams I was like a fly on the wall, better known as an exam attendant. I got to experience the emotional roller-coaster that is the Leaving Certificate firsthand minus the stress and nerves.

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