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Spotlight on Students entering 6th Year in 2020.

©2020 Mary Hickey and Seamus Whitney Seamus recently spoke on South East Radio about the stress and uncertainty that students entering 6th year in 2020 are currently experiencing. To address this I have compiled a short blog that should be of interest to students and parents of this cohort. The theme that is arising from […]

What do I want to be when I Grow Up?

©2020 Mary Hickey What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to be when you grow up?  This question is often posed to children during primary school.  Responses to this question often include; a fireman, a camogie star, a farmer etc.  A recent family outing reminded me of this.  […]

Timeline for Leaving Certificate 2020

There are many queries coming in from parents and students regarding the timeline for CAO 2020. So to give some clarity on the situation I have put together this short blog. The most immediate and important task for Leaving Certificate Students to complete now is to confirm or opt in to receive Calculated Grades. Even […]

Considering an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is described as providing an individual with “The “Professional Ability to Act” by equipping the individual with the ability, knowledge and skill to work in an ever changing labour environment (2019, Apprenticeship Toolbox).    The two stage process to the apprenticeship ensures that this “Professional Ability to Act “is based on real work […]

Student Subject Choice

  Leaving Cert Student Subject Choice   Are you or a student you know unclear on what subjects to choose for Leaving Cert? Maybe you’re unsure of what factors to consider before making your final subject choice? If you answered yes to the above questions, then keep reading.    According to research carried out by […]

Simple Tips for Exam Success (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the “Simple Tips for Exam Success” blog. In Part 1 we outlined some tips and advice to follow during the upcoming weeks  on how you can prepare for exams. In this blog, part 2, we will be focussing more on how you can stay focussed during the exam as well […]

Simple Tips for Exam Success

So, the countdown is well and truly on with only a few short weeks left until the official start of the exams. Let’s look on the bright side, the end is near and freedom for the Summer months is just a stone throw away. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I am […]

Significant Changes at CAO Offers Time

Leaving cert students and their parents facing a very busy week in August.   In its first major change within the CAO for over 20 years, this year sees a new and more streamlined schedule for CAO offers to successful students. In conjunction with the state examinations board the CAO have announced that students will […]