Leinster Senior College is a testimonial to the saying ‘what you see is what you get’. You knuckle down, and you get the results. My two years there taught me the importance of working smart as well as working hard. Constant exams throughout the year mean that you’re always ready for your next test, and the emphasis on past papers means that you know exactly what the examiner will be looking for when it really matters. The students themselves were really easy going, and bullying was never an issue. We were all there to work, so the atmosphere in class was always constructive. The teachers were very helpful, and were always ready to go the extra mile for their students, be it in the form of an extra english class at 8am on a Monday morning, or organising a mock oral exam with a Leaving Cert Examiner.
When results day came, I did better than expected. Leinster gave me the tools to do exactly what I had set out to accomplish at the start of 5th year, and I don’t think I’ll ever regret my decision to invest two years of my life there.