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