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Repeating the Leaving
by Phil13 The Leaving Cert — 18/05/17 14

Hi everyone , I did my Leaving Certificate last year and only got 100 points die to poor health but this September I am going to repeat it this September with a view to studying primary teaching 480 points. Is it possible to achieve this does anyone know? I'm quite intelligent and willing to work very hard. I'd be moving up to Honours level in Geography , History , English and Irish. I wouldn't be using Maths for my points as I'll be taking up LCVP so all I'd have to do for Maths would be turn up for class. Thanks guys


14 Comments
Niamh_3591 — 17/05/17
I personally would repeat from 5th year if at all possible, most of the handwork is done in 5th and english course changes each year, also so do the projects. If you want to get 480 I don't think 1 year will be enough
ladevine98 — 17/05/17
There's a course in cit which is lower points and you can become a primary teachers through that btw
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Thanks for your input Niamh. I must mention I plan to put in much more effort than the average student by studying for the whole of summer 7 days per week and I will be doing about 5 hours of study everyday and more at weekends during the academic year. I'm incredibly driven and really want to do teaching more than teaching.
Niamh_3591 — 18/05/17
You'll need to get 40%+ in maths, what's your 6th subject to count ?
Niamh_3591 — 18/05/17
Basically you'll have to get 4 h2's, 1h3 and get a distinction in LCVP. If you think you're capable go for it, but you'll put yourself under unnecessary stress. Best of luck
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Cheers Niamh. Geography, History , English , Irish and Construction would be my final subject.
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Thanks Ryan but I'm not a dribbly spastic. I got poor points due to poor health. I don't believe such a regulation even exists , you'll get whatever your entitled to when your exams are corrected.
Niamh_3591 — 18/05/17
That's not true that's PLC points for a pre course. If you repeat the leaving you can get 625
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Exactly Niamh. Cheers for your advice!
Marie123Mc45 — 18/05/17
Hi there, Hope your ok now! Don't want to put a damper on your good spirits and intentions but planning to work all summer and then repeat the whole L.C again i don't know. what if you get sick again? i know how you feel though; you want to do really well and that is so commendable and get a good job etc. i'm the same but just be careful you know. don't work too hard all summer and feel exhausted going back to school. make sure you take time out and the best of luck to you!
Aisling1998 — 18/05/17
Hey. So I know how you feel with the sickness thing as I have a chronic illness myself. It does really inhibit your school work and your exam results so don't take your first leaving cert results as a true reflection of what you can do! Some people don't realise how hard school and exams are when you're sick so just ignore that person above that called you a "dribbly fucking spastic". Seriously he has no idea what he's talking about. But yeah it will be very hard to do it in one year. I'm not sure if stress would affect your health, but if it would, It might be a good idea to repeat from 5th year. However that's where DARE comes in! I would totally check them out, in some cases it turns out that you only have to get 85% of the points you need. It will be hard, but don't put yourself under stress. It is possible though! Best of luck!
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Thank you Marie!
Phil13 — 18/05/17
Thanks very much Aisling!
Ryan O'Shea — 18/05/17
Hey. So I know how you feel with the sickness thing as I have a chronic illness myself. It does really inhibit your school work and your exam results so don't take your first leaving cert results as a true reflection of what you can do! Some people don't realise how hard school and exams are when you're sick so just ignore that person above that called you a "dribbly fucking spastic". Seriously he has no idea what he's talking about. But yeah it will be very hard to do it in one year. I'm not sure if stress would affect your health, but if it would, It might be a good idea to repeat from 5th year. However that's where DARE comes in! I would totally check them out, in some cases it turns out that you only have to get 85% of the points you need. It will be hard, but don't put yourself under stress. It is possible though! Best of luck!
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