leaving cert

leaving cert

Leaving Cert result resources


Receiving the results of your Leaving Cert is a big milestone – congratulations on getting this far!

With your results can come a lot of emotions – excitement, happiness, relief, anxiety, stress, and a feeling of being overwhelmed. It’s normal to feel one or more of these emotions and it can be a lot to process.

However you’re feeling about your results; remember it is not the end of the road, but the beginning.

Here are four great supports to help you with how you’re feeling and planning for your next steps:


Discuss your options with an expert

There is a lot to think about once you have your results. You can chat through your options with a Youth Information Officer. This service is text based and online. Outside of these hours, you can leave a message and receive a reply by email.


Talk about how you’re feeling with Jigsaw

There can be a lot of feelings that come with getting your results, including feeling disappointed, anxious, or overwhelmed. It can help to talk these feelings through with a mental health professional. You can chat online to a member of the Jigsaw team. There is no waiting list, and the service is always free. The conversation takes place over text and lasts up to an hour. It is a great way to get help in coping with how you’re feeling.


Exam Results Tips on TikTok

We have posted a TikTok series about taking care of yourself during the exam results period. Check them out on the Jigsaw TikTok account.

More resources for you

  • Navigating Leaving Cert results stress

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    Managing your disappointment

  • aerial few of crowds of people

    Preparing for change

For parents

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    Stress and young people

  • Supporting your young person as they adjust to change

  • national parent and student helpline photo

    The National Parents and Students Leaving Cert Helpline