State Exams Begin


State Exams Begin

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

11:22 7 Jun 2023

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A record 135,000 students have begun their state exams this morning.

Leaving Cert students began with English Paper 1, running from 9.30 until 12.20pm.

Students will sit English paper 2 tomorrow afternoon, at 2pm.

While Junior Cert-ers sit just one English paper, running until 11.30 am.

The Minister of Education has this advice for students:


Support lines

Aware: 1890 303 302

Bodywhys: 1890 200 444

Childline: 1800 66 66 66

Samaritans: 116 123

Teen-Line Ireland: 1800 833 634

Jigsaw online chat support:



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