The XLc Project

The XLc Project

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The other day i was roaming around on facebook looking for anything leaving cert related that may be of use to you guys. I stumbled upon something called the XLc project which is based in waterford. In a nutshell it helps ex-students (who have left school for whatever reasons) come back, study & sit exams. It’s not funded by the taxpayer, a lot of the teaching work is voluntary and what little funds they have are due to run out this year which means it’s curtains for this 12 year old project.

Rather than let the place close quietly, the students have shown fighting spirit and released a song to try and raise awareness (and ultimately cash) to keep the place ticking over for another while. Here’s a preview of the song & a bit of info about the project…

The song can be downloaded / bought on itunes or on your phone for €1. More info on how to do that on boards.ie, facebook, and youtube.

Like a lot of these things though, you probably don’t care enough to go to the trouble & expense of actually downloading the song. You’re not a charity, i’m not a charity. Personally, i hate being pestered in to giving to charity out of guilt and not of my own accord. So whenever i have to raise money for charity or some sort of good cause i always approach it with a ‘what’s in in it for the giver’ type of attitude. The reason why i’m blogging about this project is because these guys have put up some really useful prediction notes on facebook for quite a lot of subjects at both ordinary & higher level.

I’ve gotten permission to link to them so i’ll simply copy & paste the links from their facebook page;

Here are the HIGHER LEVEL predictions so far:-

1. Agricultural Science (http://www.mediafire.com/?zjne2mznzmz)
2. Art (http://www.mediafire.com/?ouhjlzm0ckx)
3. Biology (http://www.mediafire.com/?om23mdzeuyx)
4. Business (http://www.mediafire.com/?yymmdgvzdqm)
5. Chemistry (http://www.mediafire.com/?iznugjc0nzy)
6. Classical Studies (http://www.mediafire.com/?zwmzjmmlzmz)
7. Economics (http://www.mediafire.com/?vdmczz244nm)
8. Geography (http://www.mediafire.com/?zztnmomig2h)
9. Home Economics (http://www.mediafire.com/?zzow0nh3ynl)
10. Physics (http://www.mediafire.com/?22fgwwldyoz)

Here are the ORDINARY LEVEL predictions so far:-
1. Art (http://www.mediafire.com/?yznnyn33mhj)
2. Biology (http://www.mediafire.com/?ojmmn5y1qjy)
3. Business (http://www.mediafire.com/?yymmdgvzdqm)
4. Chemistry (http://www.mediafire.com/?gizqmhwzwcn)
5. Construction (http://www.mediafire.com/?eznonemjzml)
6. Economics (http://www.mediafire.com/?vdmczz244nm)
7. Engineering (http://www.mediafire.com/?ioiodnlzmi1)
8. Geography (http://www.mediafire.com/?njjwnqxgom2)
9. Home Economics (http://www.mediafire.com/?ff1o0jgtujj)
10. Physics (http://www.mediafire.com/?nzudng2zwza)

And that’s the reason why i’m writing about this… some of those notes above could just save your bacon and with just 8 days to go, i’m sure for some of you guys, this post has made your day! You could make their day by downloading that song.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. very worth while project by the looks of it and good song.. please buy to support this for next year you might know someone who uses it next year

  2. very worth while project by the looks of it and good song.. please buy to support this for next year you might know someone who uses it next year

  3. just one more thing…

    About the predictions…
    All of those predictions are listed in a specific order.
    The first topic in each list being the MOST likely to turn up…
    …and the last on the list being the least likely…
    So it’s best to work through them from top to bottom.

    The only exception to this is with experiments…
    …The Science courses are v. new. (Phys & Chem 2002, Biology 2004) well except Ag. Science… which is as old as the hills (appropriately enough!)
    so there are some mandatory expts that have yet to be asked… These are listed in italics at the top of the predicted expt list.

    However… the first few experiments in the next category (listed directly below those ones… and not in italics), are vitally important.
    They are the most likely ‘repeat offenders’.
    I would not expect that all 3 experiments asked will all be new experiments having their virgin outing in 2010. So be sure and have a look at the first 2 or 3 of them too

  4. Hey…

    I like this post! 🙂
    I’m Eoin from the XLc.

    I set up the school.
    I wrote that song,
    And I made those LC predictions.
    (I’m also *very* modest! :D)

    Thanks for giving the song a plug, and yes anyone is welcome to DL the predictions. I hope they are of some help. I do these every year, and they are generally v. good. (but don’t blame me if u put all ur faith in ’em & consequently fuck up ur Leavin’! ;))

    I’ll be doing 30 Leaving Cert subjects myself this year. (*another* gimmicky fundraiser for the school… I’m gonna do 20 Higher + 10 Ordinary… i.e. 20+10 for 2010)

    If you search YouTube for “30 Leaving Cert subjects” or “XLc Project” or “Eoin Jackson” you will be able to follow my 30 LC subjects vlog… I’ll be putting the predictions & Tips in those vlogs too… Even for the obscure subjects I’m doin’ -like Classical Studies, Hebrew Studies, Swedish & Japanese.

    So …it’s all goin’ on in the XLc school this year!
    Hopefully we’ll raise enough to re-open in September!

  5. just one more thing…

    About the predictions…
    All of those predictions are listed in a specific order.
    The first topic in each list being the MOST likely to turn up…
    …and the last on the list being the least likely…
    So it's best to work through them from top to bottom.

    The only exception to this is with experiments…
    …The Science courses are v. new. (Phys & Chem 2002, Biology 2004) well except Ag. Science… which is as old as the hills (appropriately enough!)
    so there are some mandatory expts that have yet to be asked… These are listed in italics at the top of the predicted expt list.

    However… the first few experiments in the next category (listed directly below those ones… and not in italics), are vitally important.
    They are the most likely 'repeat offenders'.
    I would not expect that all 3 experiments asked will all be new experiments having their virgin outing in 2010. So be sure and have a look at the first 2 or 3 of them too

  6. Hey…

    I like this post! 🙂
    I'm Eoin from the XLc.

    I set up the school.
    I wrote that song,
    And I made those LC predictions.
    (I'm also *very* modest! :D)

    Thanks for giving the song a plug, and yes anyone is welcome to DL the predictions. I hope they are of some help. I do these every year, and they are generally v. good. (but don't blame me if u put all ur faith in 'em & consequently fuck up ur Leavin'! ;))

    I'll be doing 30 Leaving Cert subjects myself this year. (*another* gimmicky fundraiser for the school… I'm gonna do 20 Higher + 10 Ordinary… i.e. 20+10 for 2010)

    If you search YouTube for “30 Leaving Cert subjects” or “XLc Project” or “Eoin Jackson” you will be able to follow my 30 LC subjects vlog… I'll be putting the predictions & Tips in those vlogs too… Even for the obscure subjects I'm doin' -like Classical Studies, Hebrew Studies, Swedish & Japanese.

    So …it's all goin' on in the XLc school this year!
    Hopefully we'll raise enough to re-open in September!

    • Hi Eoin,
      Was just wondering have you got any predictions for this year’s leaving cert?? Please reply soon.
      Thanks!!
      😀

  7. Hi,

    As part of a project a few years back me and two others did a small study on XLC as part of a social studies project. I was very impressed with the work ye do. Since then i have returned to College to complete my education. I have completed 2 years of a BAJ Degree in UCC. I have one year to go but due to stuff at home am taking a year out. I would like to offer a few hours per week, if you want it. I am studying maths and geography. Let me know either way,

    Maria

  8. Hi Eoin

    I just came across your youtube video.
    I have a couple of questions however. How long did it take you to prepare for the subjects your took in 2011? You also did some exams in 1994 I understand, so did you do some of them again in 2011? Also, when I saw the list of leaving certificates, it had the year 2011 and then 2012 beside them. Did you do them two years running?

    I look forward to hearing from you. Also, how can I make a donation?

    regards

    Stephen

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