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Friday 2 December 2016

Junior Cert Diary: It's a busy house this year with three of us sitting exams

Isabel Doyle who attends Sandford Park and will be writing for the Herald during the Junior Cert.
Isabel Doyle who attends Sandford Park and will be writing for the Herald during the Junior Cert.

I'm sitting ten exams starting tomorrow. On top of English, Irish and maths I am studying history, geography, business, CSPE, music, French and science. I'm doing all higher-level subjects so I'm aiming for ten honours.

I'm most confident about music and maths.

I've been studying music since I was four - I play the violin in competitions. I already have 20pc of the exam over because I have my practical done and dusted. I'm a classical singer too. It wasn't too nerve-racking because I've been doing it for a long time.

I'm worried a bit about all of the languages because they're not my strong point. I don't find them as easy as other subjects to pick up.

I've found the year quite manageable.

When Wednesday comes around I'm going to try and keep calm but I know there'll probably be some nerves. It's good practise for the leaving cert if nothing else.

My twin sister Emily Jane is in my class too and my older sister is doing her Leaving Cert, so it's a busy house this year.

Emily Jane takes the study and I take the bedroom because we'd get distracted otherwise. It is useful to have a twin doing the same exams because if one of us is confused about something we're both there to help each other.

Isabel Doyle (15) from Rathgar is a junior cert student at Sandford Park School.

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