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State Examinations Commission website

The State Examinations website is a useful site designed to provide important information about the Irish second-level examinations system to candidates, parents, teachers and the general public. is a live resource for students providing them with access to past examination papers, marking schemes and their own examination scripts, including detailed information on each step of the process.

Other useful online services include access to the On-Line Results Service; the On-Line Appeals Payment Service and the On-Line External Candidate Application Service


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Working with Fidelma has been the highlight of my year

Fidelma was instrumental in helping me gain the confidence to make a career change in order to find my own fulfilment. Working with Fidelma has been the highlight of my year. She is so professional and inspiring. Her approach is one of understanding and encouragement leaving you at such ease when speaking with her that it allows you to really think and search for what it is you really want. If you are in any doubt of career choices Fidelma’s coaching is enlightening and encouraging. It’s amazing how accurate Fidelma is in her report. She is so through in her work that you find yourself so motivated to make the next step. Fidelma’s support has been incredible and has allowed me to make the change I needed. I have decided to pursue the role of compliance manager and I have become an Affiliate member of the ACOI (The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland). I start my study at the end of this month in order to gain more understanding of the role. I am very excited about the next steps

 Una, Adult in Career Transition
Switching on for Learning is an ideal text to prepare Senior Cycle students for Exams

I have used Dr. Fidelma Healy's "Switching on for Learning" book with Fifth and Sixth Year students as a basis for dealing with study skills and exam preparation in class groups. The book is very comprehensive and provides enough material for the guidance counsellor or teacher to dip in and choose appropriate strategies for different groups of students, depending on what they need. There is enough in the book for a full term's worth of study-skills classes and no need to prepare powerpoints or use a computer room. I can recommend it highly.

Dr. Liam Harkin, Guidance Counsellor, Carndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.


Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success

Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.

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Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner

Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet  designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.

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As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.

This journey is not always plain sailing for every child or young person. Some benefit from individual help from time to time. Study & Careers believes in the innate talent and uniqueness of every child. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one private consultations to support your student.

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