This year’s Leaving Cert students are a class apart

No one’s allowed to give patronising advice to the class of 2020 because, no matter how badly we suffered through our own exams, we can never really know what they went through

13th September, 2020
This year’s Leaving Cert students are a class apart
This year’s Leaving Cert students were the first ever not to sit their exams in halls and classrooms but to have their results based on predicted grades

I truly thought the year I sat my Leaving Cert was the worst on record for anyone who’d ever had the gall to turn over a test paper in the history of academic studies. I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. Fourteen years of school, of uniforms, of smelly tights and maths tests and there I was crying on my bed the night before English, gripped with fear and dread.

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