Good luck to Donegal exam students
Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has
sent his best wishes to the 4,687 Junior and Leaving
Cert students across Co. Donegal, as the State exams
This year 2,134 Donegal students are sitting the
Leaving Certificate and 148 are doing the Leaving
Cert Applied. A further 2,405 students are sitting
Junior Certificate exams.
That’s up from an
overall 4,442 students sitting State exams in
Donegal last summer.
Deputy McConalogue said, “My thoughts and best
wishes are with the students across Donegal and
their families as the exams get underway.
“It’s a particularly
important time for the 2,134 Leaving Cert students
in Donegal who will soon make the transition from
school to working life or further education. The
hard work and preparation is done - they just need
to put their best foot forward now, showcase their
skills and demonstrate all they have learnt
throughout their school careers.
“It’s also an important time for Junior Cert
students who are sitting their first State exams.
Their experiences over the next two weeks will help
them to prepare for the Leaving Cert in the coming
“Going through State exams can be stressful for both
the students and their parents. It’s important to
keep that stress to a minimum by staying healthy,
eating well and getting enough sleep. When each exam
is done, it’s best to forget about it, avoid lengthy
post-mortems and just focus on the next one. A calm
atmosphere at home and a quiet place to study can
also help with keeping the nerves at bay.”