So we are now into the second half of the Leaving Cert.
What do I mean by that? I mean that this is the half in which your student actually CHOSE the subjects they are studying and being examined in.
So whilst their ideal choice might have been no subjects and lying in bed and allowing their brains to grow, these are technically “self selected” subjects. It makes a big difference in terms of ownership and motivation. Theoretically (!) Theoretically it makes a big difference to interest and motivation!
For my son these subjects are Art, Spanish, Music and RE. In the first three, a substantial portion of the subject has already been examined and even in RE we heard a lot about the “Transcendent of the Feminine” when my son was doing his project in April, counting for 20% of the total mark in that subject.
Saying goodbye to Art
The Lull or Leaving Cert Rest
What’s the danger in that?
Well part of the Leaving Cert experience is a physical endurance test. In most physical endurance tests its not wise to ease up; to stop still in the middle of the test or race.
The Leaving Cert as a physical endurance test
This is where an agreed revision Timetable helps. Number of kids that do this? Probably 1. That’s the one you’ll be reading about in the Irish Times when the results come out! Well actually 1 plus all the students planning on doing Medicine, because you (or your family, or both), need to be very driven and committed for that!
That’s not us! So we have tumbled into a weekend of on line shopping, movie watching and sleeping and I can feel the tension of the week that is to come building already! It’s making me nervous as to whether the stamina is still there, plus my son has gotten sick. More about that in the next blog. If there is ever one thing you should never ever do is get sick during the Leaving Cert!
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Exams Completed: 8 Exams Left to go: 3
Subjects Completed: 5 Subjects Left to go: 3