To anyone starting exams…

Now for something completely different! I know June is going to be a horrible month as a lot of you are going to be pushed to the absolute limit of your stress tolerance levels, but please,  do try not to fret too much.

Yes, the points race sucks, yes, the way a lot of the curriculum is structured is horrendous and yes, I know you’ve all been subjected like guinea pigs to the shambles that is Project Maths… The thing is though, you can survive it! Once the last few of you trickle out of exam centres on the 21st June, hopefully you’ll be met with some sunshine and the realisation that your life is now what you make it.

You might not get your points, you might not meet matriculation, but there is always a way to get to where you really want to go. If you have nerves of steel, there’s always repeating, but if not, well, there are hundreds of FETAC courses and other methods of alternative entry. If you set your mind to it, you will get there, trust me.

In the meantime, here’s one of my very favourite TEDtalks by Sir Ken Robinson in which he speaks about what’s happened to the global education system in recent years and whether such high emphasis on students following through into third-level institutions has in fact created some insane kind of educational inflation, and how a lack of support for our arts students is simply suppressing their invaluable creative development.

And remember, léigh anois go cúramach ar do scrúdpháipéar na treoiracha agus na ceisteanna a ghabhann le cuid Á!


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