Thousands of nervous and anxious Donegal students will begin their Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert. exams today.

A total of  4,539 students across the county will start the exams today – 2,134 will sit the Leaving Cert., and 2,405 will sit the Junior Cert.

This year’s Leaving Cert. exam has been pre-tested on independent experts.

The State Examinations Commission arranged for a pre-test after ‘unacceptably high’ numbers of mistakes in last year’s exams.

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