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Exam tension for 2,000 Meath families

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 3:26pm

Story by Ann Casey
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Exam tension for 2,000 Meath families

Students advertising the National Parents Council Exam Helpline.

Exam tension for 2,000 Meath families

Students advertising the National Parents Council Exam Helpline.

Tension is in the air for almost 2,000 families across Meath this week as the Leaving Certificate results are released tomorrow.
Some 1945 students sat their Leaving Certificate exam last June in 19 schools around the county and 95 of those took the Leaving Certificate Applied exam.
Leaving Certificate results will be delivered to the schools tomorow morning and the State Examinations Commission will also give all the results electronically to the CAO.
Students can also access examination results via the Internet and telephone using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and examination number.
This year both services (telephone and Internet) will operate from 12 noon on Wednesday. The address to access results via the Internet is www.examinations.ie.
The number to call for telephone results within the Republic of Ireland is 1530 716 016.
Each year the National Parent’s Council (Post-Primary) organises a very valuable helpline, providing advice and guidance for candidates and parents, staffed by professional guidance counsellors, for one week following the issue of the results.
The Council also provides a helpline for one week following the issue of the CAO offers.
The Freephone number for both helplines is 1800 265 165.
It is open from 10am on Wednesday to take calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students.
The Helpline is sponsored by Eircom, supported by the Department of Education and Skills and staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. 

All queries on third level courses, the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures, apprenticeships and further training options will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner.
This year, the lines will be open from Wednesday for six days in total. The team will answer exam result queries on 13th, 14th and 15th and then help with CAO first round queries on the 18th, 19th and 20th.
The opening hours of the helpline  are from 10am to 7pm this Wednesday, Thursday and Fridaya nd from 8am to 7pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

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