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The wait is almost over for Leaving Cert results

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By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors

There is no doubt that the path to the Leaving Certificate has been challenging for the Class of 2022 but the end to that journey is in sight with results to be issued on Friday, September 2.

Students will be able to access results online, through the Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) from 10am and will also have the option of receiving them in school. To access results online you will need your examination number, CSSP password and PPS number.

This is an extremely anxious time for students and parents. Leaving Certificate results’ day is a significant milestone, marking the end of secondary school and the beginning of the next part of the journey. It is important however to keep the results in perspective and remember that the results neither define you nor prevent you from realising your potential in your chosen pathway after school. Where possible it can be a real comfort to have a parent/guardian, sibling, relative or friend with you when getting the results as it is a day that is filled with lots of different emotions. When you receive your results, you will see the subject, level and grade achieved such as H1, H2, H3, 02, 03 and so on. You will not see actual percentages, the breakdown of marks or the points achieved. If you wish to calculate your points you can do so on the Careers Portal Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator App, so it is a good idea to download that to your phone beforehand.

Access to Examination Data and Viewing of Scripts

Once the results have been issued there are very important dates and deadlines which students must be aware of. From 12pm on Tuesday, September 6 all students will get access to their examination data through the CSSP. This will include a detailed breakdown of marks in each subject, including each component of the paper such as practicals, project work, orals and so on. You will then have the option to apply to view your examination scripts. Detailed marking schemes for each subject will also be made available to all students. The timeline to apply to view the script is very short. Leaving Certificate students can apply online only via the CSSP from 5pm from Tuesday, September 6 until Wednesday, September 7 at 8pm while LCA students must apply by email. It is important to view exam scripts if you are considering appealing any subject results. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) have stated that all deadlines are strict and final.

A detailed Candidate Information Guide to Results and Appeals will be emailed to all students before the results on Friday September 2. This will include information on which examinations were corrected manually and which were corrected online. Scripts in subjects which were marked online will be available to view online between 9am on Saturday September 10 and 12pm on Sunday September 11. Scripts in subjects which were marked manually will be available for viewing in the schools. Students will be assigned to one of three sessions on Saturday September 10, 9am – 11am, 12pm – 2pm or 3pm – 5pm.

Applications to Appeal

Once students have viewed examination scripts and marking schemes for their subjects, there is the option to apply to appeal the results. Applications to appeal can be made through the CSSP from 9am on Saturday, September 10, up to 12pm on Monday the 12th. It is very important to look carefully at the scripts before applying as it is possible for students to be downgraded as well as upgraded on appeal. No date has been issued for the results of appeal by the SEC, this will be confirmed once the number of applications to appeal are known.

Second-chance Maths exam to meet CAO course requirements

Some HEIs offer students who have not received the required minimum grade in Maths for their chosen course, the opportunity to sit an alternative Maths exam. These exams usually take place in the week after the Leaving Cert results are issued. Details of the HEIs which run these exams can be found in the ‘Important Dates’ section of the CAO website and information on specific dates, exam structure and links to apply are available on the individual HEI websites.

As well as the timeline for results and appeals, the coming weeks will also see the beginning of the CAO offers with Round 1 offers out on September 8 at 2pm. This means that while you will find out results on Friday the 2nd, there is still an anxious wait to learn about what college places you are to be offered. The most important thing to reflect on coming up to the results is that there is not just one pathway open to students - but several. You should celebrate reaching this milestone, safely and appropriately, and be assured that regardless of what results you get, there is a bright future ahead.

Helplines

If you need to contact the SEC around the time of the results, call 090 6442702 or email candidateportal@examinations.ie.

A dedicated SEC Candidate Helpline will also be available.

The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP) will also be running their annual helpline which is supported by qualified guidance counsellors from September 2 to 14 from 2pm-8pm. Students, parents and guardians can contact the Freephone number on 1800 265 165.

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, and Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors. She is also a Careers Advisor - For details see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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The actor to play Michael Collins revealed

Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. The society is in the final stages of […]

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Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’.

The society is in the final stages of preparation  for  its March 5 to 7 performances at the INEC.

Final rehearsals are in full flight at the Heights Hotel and earlier this week Keith Dwyer Greene arrived in full costume.

He had spent the day with the army’s The Band 1 Brigade of The Irish Defence Forces, where he is a full-time flautist.

He is also co-owner and founder of The Bellevue Academy of Performing Arts.

Keith trained in music and musical theatre in University College Cork and The Cork School Of Music.

“He has performed with many musical societies and had many great leading roles. He worked with the late Bryan Flynn who wrote the book, music and lyrics of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. He has great admiration for him and says what he did with this show is genius. Keith says he adores the role of Michael Collins,” explained PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

Flynn’s book, music and lyrics can only be secured by two musical society’s each year.
Michael Collins A Musical Drama is a moving, dynamic, resonant piece of musical theatre.

It is the dramatization of a changing period of Irelands history. It brings to life The 1916 Rising, The War Of Independence and The Civil War.

“At the same time it is telling an intimate, human love story and how love and politics inflamed the period. This musical drama has war, heroism, love, villainy, tragedy and triumph all wrapped up. It has a distinctly Irish voice. Such numbers as ‘Fly the flag of Freedom ‘ will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and ‘Every Heart Awaken ‘ will bring tears to your eyes,” added Linda.

Tickets available at The INEC box office and from a pop-up box office at The Laurels Bar, Market Cross from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday this week.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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