Irish Times – 6th June 2018
Reforms needed to tackle Leaving Cert anxiety, say, principals,
‘There’s a reason grown adults still have nightmares about it’
School principals say Leaving Certificate reforms are urgently needed to ease some of the anxiety it is causing among students.
The warning comes as almost 121,000 students prepare to begin their Junior and Leaving Cert exams on Wednesday.
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said pressure caused by the high-stakes, terminal exam was causing some students to spend much of their time at second level in “perpetual anxiety”.