Tuesday 24 October 2017

College can be terrifying but it's rarely dull - so immerse yourself in your new-found freedom

Emma Louise Ruane from Claremorris and Annie Duffy from Ballinrobe with their results Photo: Conor McKeown
Emma Louise Ruane from Claremorris and Annie Duffy from Ballinrobe with their results Photo: Conor McKeown

Patrick Kelleher

If you got your Leaving Cert results last week, you're currently in one of the most frightening limbos of your education. You are in that unique place between school and college, unsure of where you're going next.

As you wait on the college offers on Monday from the Central Applications Office (CAO), remember first of all how much work you have put in to get to where you are. The Leaving Cert is probably the most challenging set of exams you will ever face. Being finished is an achievement in itself.

Now you have to move on to the next stage.

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