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iva2803
Irish exemption
iva2803 Leaving Cert Irish4

I have an option to get exempt from Irish as I only started doing it when I was 12. I got an honours B in my JC, but I struggle a lot with Irish. I want to study medicine, so I don't know if I should bother with it for my lc and do my 6 other subjects well. Can the colleges see that I did it for my JC and ty and perceive me as lazy, and will the exemption matter in the end. What are your thoughts?


4 Comments
Inconnu
Inconnu
Ultimately it's up to you. If you're eligble for an exemption and are not willing to give the time/effort that leaving cert higher level Irish will required then I'd say go ahead and apply for the exemption. A B in JC is a very good result and would indicate that you're more than capable of doing well in HL Irish. Really play to your strengths, personally I found it much easier to get a H1 in Irish than English and the stats prove this. Just saying OL Irish is a load of piss, so if you don't want to bother with the exemption you could just take OL in the unlikely event you'll need it for matriculation purposes. Speak to your guidance counsellor if he/she is any good ! Best of Luck :)
Inconnu
Inconnu
Colleges only get sent your LC results via CAO. They won't have access to your JC results and wouldn't be able to see for instance whether or not you took Irish for HL in JC.
JerBear
JerBear
how can you get en exepmtion when you got a b in HL jc? im pretty sure you need to have some sort of dissability e.g dyslexia. if you havent already, just drop down do ol and do the bare minimum to scrape a pass , it is pretty repetitive the question they ask on poems and storys and the comprehension is just copy and paste
Inconnu
Inconnu
He/she lived outside of the country for a period of time, rendering them eligble for an exemption ^
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