THE time for swotting and last-minute cramming came to an end for tens of thousands of students today as they began their State exams.
There is no doubt they will have a stressful few days ahead of them, and I wish them all the best.
In fact, I learned something new this week on reading the examination coverage.
Far be it from me to perpetuate a stereotype but I wouldn't associate a promotions girl with academic genius.
Imagine my surprise then when I saw that photocall queen Georgia Salpa, pictured left, earned an A1 in Honours Art in her Leaving Cert.
Not just a pretty face, then.