OVER 3,000 students began their State Examinations in Waterford schools this morning, with the Junior and Leaving Certificates commencing across the county.
1,677 of the youngsters are beginning their final set of school exams, with Paper One of their English Exam the first to face them as usual. The exams will run until June 25, with Leaving Cert results available in August, while those sitting the Junior Cert – 1,779 students in Waterford – must wait another month to collect theirs.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) libraries at its main campus on the Cork Road and College Street campus are opening their doors to Leaving Certificate students looking for a quiet space to study.
Library Services will be open and available to all Leaving Cert students until Friday, June 20 from 8.30am-5pm on weekdays. The café and restaurant are also open in an adjacent building on the main campus during those hours.
The students can use the library without requiring any card or specific access arrangements.
“Students under 18 may be required to sign in but in the main students may come and go as they wish during open hours subject to normal expectations around code of conduct and respect for library space and Institute staff,” says Institute Librarian Terry O’Brien.
While Leaving Cert students are advised to leave decisions on CAO lists and college choices till after the State exams, parents and family members with CAO questions can avail of WIT’s CAO help channels which have been operating since the Change of Mind facility opened in May, and run right through to 5.15pm on 1 July.
For more information visit www.wit.ie/CAO.
The Waterford News & Star would like to wish all students sitting their exams the best of luck. Don’t panic and just do your best over the coming weeks – regardless of how they go or how you fare, it’s never the end of the world, and you deserve to enjoy your summer break.