As around 2,800 Clare students began the first of the main Leaving Cert, Leaving Cert Applied and Junior Cert examinations this morning (Wednesday), the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) has issued a reminder about its annual blog.
“The exam blog goes live on Wednesday and students from across the country will be blogging throughout the exams, letting us know how they’re finding the exam process, and what they think of the exams themselves,” said ISSU president, Craig Mc Hugh
“Students in Ireland should take care to relax over the next few weeks and avoid cramming, the most important thing is for them to present what they’ve learned over the course of their studies, not in the night before. As a fifth year student myself, I can only begin to imagine the feelings among exam students, but I’d like to urge all candidates to relax and realise that they are only human and can only do their best,” he said.
ISSU education officer, Joanna Siewiersk wished the students well over the next few weeks.
“Exams can be stressful for many students, but I’d encourage them all to remember that this is their chance to show what they have been learning for the last few years. Ninety-nine percent of the work is already done and everyone really is in the finishing straight now,” she said.
The ISSU will be running a daily exam blog on issu.ie with contributions from students nationwide.