What will I do if my Leaving Certificate results are not what I expected?
The past is the past and there is no point in beating yourself up about your Leaving Cert results. For a variety of reasons, illness, family trauma, and wrong poets coming up, misunderstanding some examination questions, perhaps it didn’t go your way.
Adding up points is a terrifying experience for everyone. Some students get their envelope and immediately know that they have what they want. If this is you, you do not need to read on! Be delighted and accept your place. If you aimed high and achieved over 500 points, then you are one of only 8% of candidates.
If however, you are one of the thousands of students whose results are not what you hoped for, you need to remember three essential points. Firstly, this is the moment to stay calm and analyse your results, possibly getting some independent help. Secondly, a good result is getting one of your top choice courses. Your number two or three may be the right course for you, though you don’t know that now. Thirdly, you have the option of applying to view your scripts on 31st August or 1st September and then to request a recheck, you must submit your form to view your scripts by Tuesday 21st August. So much can be learned from this experience and there is the possibility of scoring higher on rechecks.