Spending the past year at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge has been one of the most challenging and most testing experiences of my life, but at the same time, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to study medicine but unfortunately, I didn’t get enough points for this course the first time round. Instead of simply accepting another course, I decided to repeat my exams at LSC. I didn’t know a lot about this school at the time, other than the fact that the students there studied for hours on end and never saw the light of day! However when I finally started in the school, it was nothing like what I thought it would be. Something about the school made me feel at home and I very soon found it quite easy to focus and get down to work there. The atmosphere amongst the students was very welcoming and the work ethic that the school encourages really helped me to excel in subjects I had previously struggled with.
The teachers at Leinster had a lasting impact on me and taught with care, determination & focus on exams. I also found the HPAT tutor sessions that LSC offered really helped me to improve in this challenging exam, by giving me the chance to interact with other students who were preparing for this exam. We were able to trade helpful techniques & skills and the helpful advice given to us by our tutor Claire really went a long way to helping me achieve a good score in the HPAT this year.
Overall, I could not thank the staff at Leinster Senior College enough. They provided me with the environment & the opportunity to excel in my school subjects and now because of this opportunity, I will begin to study the course of my dreams- Medicine and I will be taking my first steps into the medical world. I would advise any student to strongly consider Leinster Senior College for their Leaving Cert. Emmanuel”. (625 points).