Leaving Cert preparation guide

Our comprehensive guide can help you to get through sixth year and your Leaving Cert exams.

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Preparing for your Leaving Cert exams can be challenging. It is important to prioritise your wellbeing during this busy life period.

Preparing for the Leaving Cert

Here are some articles that can support you with your study and wellbeing before, during and after exam time.

Making a study plan

Study tips for the Leaving Cert

Looking after your wellbeing as you prepare for the Leaving Cert

Dealing with stress and burnout during sixth year

Preparing for the first day of exams

What to do after the Leaving Cert

Once the exams are behind you, it is a good idea to take a break. When you are ready, you can think about what your next steps can be.

Exploring your options after secondary school

Getting your Leaving Cert results

Talk to someone about the Leaving Cert exams

If you feel you are becoming overwhelmed with feelings of stress around your exams it’s important that you try to talk to someone. Sharing this with someone else can help you feel better and it means that you will have the support of that person over the next few weeks and months when it comes to exams. If you feel like you need some professional support, here is a list of affordable mental health supports for young people in Ireland.

You can also contact our free text support service 50808:

Feeling overwhelmed and want to talk to someone?

If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.

Need more information, advice or guidance?

We offer information, advice and guidance about the issues that matter to you. Our online Youth Information Chat service is for 16 to 25 year olds and is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

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