Not at all because I didn’t do a leaving cert! I grew up in the US, and it’s totally different. To get into college, we had to take a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). I don’t remember studying much for it – I tried! Fortunately I did OK on this test, but I probably should have studied more.
Looking back, I didn’t study as much as I had liked to. I mainly spent my evenings and weekends after homework to study for the leaving cert. I made sure to even have 1 hr of study done a day so it wouldn’t get too busy for me when the leaving cert started