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 […]

Breaking Down the Barriers of Education with Resilience

  Resilience “refers to a class of phenomenon characterized by good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development” (Masten, 2001).   This is something I see regularly in my work with young people and very evident with those young people who are impacted by the extra challenges of: ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, […]

Applying for Medicine – have a Plan B in place.

With around 470 places available to study Medicine within the CAO system I estimate that less than 1% of applicants sitting the leaving cert actually gain a place. To do so they must effectively be capable of achieving a minimum of c.570 points as well as achieving a high score of around 175 on the […]

The Importance of an Honours Degree

One of the most important pieces of advice we can give to Leaving Cert students in our practice is “whatever you do, get a good solid Honours Degree. At least then, you will have a meaningful qualification from which you can launch your career”. The experience of being away at college for three to four […]

CAO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 Monday 20 August is the day for CAO offers.  Here are some answers to the most common questions.  I didn’t get any offer what can I do? Check “Available” Courses on the CAO website. www.cao.ie. Make sure you have necessary entry requirements. Review the modules, ensure you are happy with the modules and this course relates […]