‘It’s important to remember that your guidance counsellor can also help you to deal with a wide range of personal or social issues that may arise for you during the year.’ Photograph: iStock

Your school guidance counsellor might be your most precious resource during senior cycle. But, outside the fee-paying sector, many schools still are s(...)

Irish Times journalists Kitty Holland talks to students at the Higher Options expo.  Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Day off school? Don’t mind if I do. Let’s face it: for many students, Higher Options is a welcome respite, where they can hop off the Leaving Cert ju(...)