Leaving and Junior Certificate exams begin for Donegal students

Students begin their Leaving and Junior Certificate exams.
Students begin their Leaving and Junior Certificate exams.
  • Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate examinations begin
  • Students in both exams will sit English papers first
  • 55,963 students will sit the Leaving Cert, while another 59,919 will take on the Junior Cert.

Students across Inishowen will join with the rest of Donegal and the country this morning, (Wednesday, June 3rd) to sit their Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate examinations.

The Leaving Certificate begins with English paper one at 9.45am with Social Education taking place later in the evening.

At this stage, all the work has been done, students just need to remain calm, read the questions thoroughly and do the best they can.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue

Junior Certificate students will face English paper one in the morning with the second part of the subject, paper two, after lunchtime.

This year, 55,963 students will sit the Leaving Cert, while another 59,919 will take on the Junior Cert.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has sent his best wishes to the 118,784 Junior and Leaving Cert students across the country, as the State exams get underway.

The Junior Certificate will end on June 18th and the Leaving Certificate on June 19th with the written exams for the Leaving Certificate Applied finishing up on June 11th.

This year 55,963 students will sit the Leaving Cert, while another 59,919 will take on the Junior Cert, beginning tomorrow morning.

Donegal North East TD and Fianna Fail spokesperson for Education and Skills, Charlie McConalogue wished all the students well.

He said: “I want to extend my best wishes to all the students sitting the State exams over the next two weeks. It can be an incredibly stressful time for the students themselves and their families as all their hard work and effort over the past two years is put to the test.

“The Leaving Cert in particular is the culmination of the secondary school learning experience and marks a transition from school to further education or the workplace. At this stage, all the work has been done, students just need to remain calm, read the questions thoroughly and do the best they can.

“For Junior Cert students, their first State Exam can be daunting but it is an important learning curve which will prepare them for the Leaving Cert cycle.

“Even though the Junior and Leaving Cert are important milestones in the lives of students, it’s important to bear in mind that there is life after these exams. Students should try to get a good night’s sleep before each exam, eat well and try to relax in the evenings. When each exam is done, it’s best to forget about it, avoid lengthy post-mortems and just focus on the next one.

“Parents, siblings and friends have an important role to play in supporting students over the next few weeks and months in order to keep stress levels to a minimum.”

The Leaving Certificate results will be available on August 12th and the Junior Certificate in mid-September.