‘So, what did you get?’: Leaving Cert students receive results (tweets)

13 Aug 2014

After two or three years of hard work, Irish Leaving Cert students will be receiving their exam results this morning and no doubt going through mood swings.

For those of us who have gone through the rigmarole, the walk to your school can either feel like the walk to your own death sentence, or perhaps the victory lap as you prepare yourself to ask all your friends what they got so you can make sure they didn’t do better than you.

Either way, the technology at hand to almost all teenagers these says makes the process of calculating your total points that bit easier whereas before, for the less mathematically capable out there, you sat there anxiously at your kitchen table trying to find your final figure.

“Wait, you mean I have to disregard my lowest scoring?” “Damn, if only I did higher Irish!” Social media, too, has played a large part in teenagers’ reaction to their big day, none more so than these particular examples who feel the need to tweet about it.

While town and cities tonight will be full of either teenagers celebrating or consoling, one nostalgic Twitter user remembers his rather unique way of celebrating his results.

Others weren’t so celebratory…

Actor and Boyle, Co Roscommon, native Chris O’Dowd has even taken the time to comment on the results.

Only to follow it up with:

For those of you with older relatives, this old tradition might be rather memorable, but just remember God is very specific when it comes to offering prayers …

And for those of you who may not have not gotten what they wanted, here’s some reassurance that things can still work out!

Exam results image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic