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Leaving Cert Students Face Confusion With No Results Date Announced

JJ Clarke
JJ Clarke

03:08 26 May 2022

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Leaving Cert students taking their exams in under two weeks face uncertainty, as there is no confirmed date for their results.

Students are usually given their marks in August but this could be delayed because of a second sitting of tests in July.

In an already pressurized, stressed and uncertain time for leaving cert students, exam candidates could be now waiting till September to find out what marks they got

The State Examinations Commission have not announced a results date because many students will not be able to sit the June assessments leading to further delays of marking.

Leaving Cert Student Eoin Connolly says the July sittings are necessary for pupils, Connolly discovered this morning that he had tested positive for Covid-19 (13 days out from the first exam) so he said that knowing that there are July sittings of exams is reassuring and an immediate benefit to him.

However leaving cert student Alex Rowley says the bad news is adding to anxiety, Rowley is on the debs committee organising the event and says that his peers are stressed about the idea of not being able to plan their summer.

Career Guidance Counsellor and Irish Times Education Columnist Brian Mooney, says a shortage of markers is impeding the process.

Content Editor for Rebekah Connolly has this advice for those sitting the tests, control what you can control and don't worry about the rest. She reminds pupils that feeling the pressure is a completely rational response to the exams period.

Certainty is what is being called for by students en masse, but unfortunately until numbers are confirmed for June sittings, a confirmed date is unlikely.

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