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Leaving Cert results – what’s next?

So the Leaving Certificate results are out this Wednesday and it’s only natural to be stressed about them.

Hopefully you’re rested up and had a good summer and recovered from the exams. But now the results are looming. It’s all very well for people who aren’t in the same situation telling you it’s not the end of the world if you don’t do well, but it can certainly seem like it. But, at the risk of falling into using all the same clichés, don’t panic.


If things haven’t gone to plan it’s important to remember that this is the beginning of a new phase in your life and you have many options available to you.

We have tried to cover as much as possible here so have a look and see what’s on offer. As mentioned in one of these articles, knowledge is power so arm yourself with all the information you need.

Everyone has an opinion

As well as being a tricky time for you, there are probably many people in your life who know what’s best for you, or think they know.  It’s not unsual for people to experience a good bit of conflict with your parents around now.

Think of others

This time can also be an exercise in diplomacy. You may have done really well but your best mate hasn’t. Enjoy your success by all means, you earned it but be sensitive to those around you who may not have done so well.

Have a think about who you don’t see on results day, people may not want to be out celebrating, then maybe give it a day or two to check-in with them.

What’s next?

There are plenty of options. The amount itself may be overwhelming  but bear in mind a lot of these need decisions made fairly rapidly so you do need to keep focused.

On the night

You know it, stay safe. Nearly everyone will be out celebrating or commiserating, either way it’s a big night and can get fairly wild.  But do your best to stay safe and look out for your friends.

You did all earn it, so have a blast!

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