Junior Cert Results Day 2017
After a somewhat edgy summer for everyone who just completed their Junior Certificate, the question is, When are the Junior Cert results coming out, and what can I expect?
Junior Cert results come out at the midpoint of September, so expect yours in or around the 14th; and yes, it will be a nerve-wracking day.
You’ll likely be anxious to see what you got after putting all that work in, while also slightly afraid of performing poorly and letting yourself down. The best advice is try not to get too stressed about your results. At this stage, they are completely out of your hands; you put your pen down after your final exam months ago.
Moreover, if you sat the junior cert and studied as hard as you could have at the time, then you should be satisfied. We all have off days, particularly where exams are concerned, so maybe you will end up unhappy with some of your subject results, no matter how hard you worked.
As long as you know you tried your hardest in the months leading up to the exams and left nothing behind during them, then all you should feel is pride – not to mention relief at the fact that they are over!
The feeling of happiness when you’re pleased with your junior cert results is indescribable. Although many argue that the importance of these exams pales in comparison to the Leaving Certificate, everything is relative. The manner in which everyone is tested puts a lot of stress on everyone; you should be proud of yourself for dealing with it.
On the other hand, you may be disappointed with your results. You may feel like you gave the Junior Cert everything, but it just did not work for you. It’s easy for someone else to tell you that it your results don’t matter; you must understand that as long as you could not have worked any harder, then you should keep your head up.
Many students are so affected by poor Junior Cert results that they come to disregard future exams, thinking their results will never be good enough. The key to achieving what you want is keeping your head up, always, even if you are disappointed for a time.
Remember, the only way to deal with failure is to learn from it and continue working towards what you want to achieve.
First and foremost, enjoy your day, think about what you have achieved, celebrate, commiserate, and have fun.
Tomorrow is your first official day as a Leaving Cert student.
Bring it on.