Good luck to all waiting on results. Try to keep calm even if you do not get what you hoped for in the exam. Help is available and there may be a way around any short coming in the Leaving Cert exam results.
The freephone Exam 2015 Helpline – 1800 265 165 – will open on Wednesday at 10am, when professionally-qualified guidance counsellors will be on hand to give one-to-one answers to individual concerns and queries.
The unique National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) helpline is sponsored by the Irish Independent, Eircom and the Department of Education and Skills.
As well as members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a representative of the grant-awarding body SUSI will also be available to deal directly with queries about student grants.
The helpline will run for six days and the opening hours are: Wednesday August 12 and Thursday August 13, 10am-7pm; Friday August 14, 10am-1pm.
It will re-open on Monday August 17 to coincide with the release of CAO offers.
Next week’s opening hours are: Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, 8am-7pm; Wednesday August 19, 8am-1pm.
If you did not get the required grade in maths for certain third level courses remember that some colleges give you a second chance with the option of doing a special maths exam in the coming weeks. Some even provide a week of free tuition in advance to prepare for it.