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‘It’s been chaotic’ – Three Leaving Cert students reveal the challenges for the class of 2021 

The class of 2021 have faced lockdown, remote learning, and tough choices. We asked three students and their parents how they’ve coped as exams draw near

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David Wright (18) says it's been a chaotic year and hopes to study Actuarial Finance. Photo: Frank McGrath

David Wright (18) says it's been a chaotic year and hopes to study Actuarial Finance. Photo: Frank McGrath

Saskia Eiffe, with her parents Emmett and Eithne, hopes to study Politics. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Saskia Eiffe, with her parents Emmett and Eithne, hopes to study Politics. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

David Wright with his parents Jason and Claire. Photo: Frank McGrath

David Wright with his parents Jason and Claire. Photo: Frank McGrath

Eva McDonnell, pictured with her father Colm, hopes to get enough points to study Pharmacy. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eva McDonnell, pictured with her father Colm, hopes to get enough points to study Pharmacy. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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David Wright (18) says it's been a chaotic year and hopes to study Actuarial Finance. Photo: Frank McGrath

In an average year, the first weeks of June can be purgatorial for Leaving Cert students.

Outbreaks of perfect weather and partying threaten their concentration on studying, and it can be hard to remain focused when the rest of the world is getting into holiday mode.


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