I have pretty strong opinions on this, so I want to start a discussion on what other people think really. I’ve just started 3rd year and here is what I think... I don’t think TY is good. Not for me anyway. I feel like it would make me forget a lot of things, because I have 3 months of summer break and it feels like I literally forgot nearly everything that I’ve learned... so how is that going to turn out in a whole year? I’ll forget my own name! I’d get way too lazy to do my work and thenI would feel like 5th Year would probably consume me, because of the workload. I don’t want to fall into any bad habits, and I feel like it is easier to study when your mind is still in the zone! TY is also extremely expensive, and I don’t really want my parents paying for something that costs so much, and I won’t get anything from it, so what’s the point? Also, a year more in school? No thank you! I would just like to get secondary school over and done with, so I can save up to move out of Ireland and study abroad in Germany or Poland, because I’m not even Irish and there is nothing and no-one here for me. Work experience and finding a college is not a problem for me, because trips to different colleges in IRELAND may be useful to some, but for me? Not so much. I already have an idea of what I want to do (Communications Design). Work experience in TY is absolutely ridiculous. If you are lucky you get a good job, but people are usually not good to young teens, they take advantage and give them the worst jobs they can. That’s what I’ve heard anyway, but I need someone else’s opinion on this. Work experience can also be achieved not only in TY, my friend got a job last summer, so it’s not a problem. Also there’s a subject called LCVP. Out of all the people that I know, all of them regretted going into TY. They told me to just skip ahead because it’s a waste of time. I’ve never even heard of someone that regretted skipping TY anyway. What are your opinions on this? These are just my reasons but I’d love to hear what other people think.