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Full marks for students' website on study notes

November 15th, 2016 11:55 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Oisín Devoy, left, from Rosscarbery and Jack Creagh from Ardfield.

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WITH 19 As between them in their Junior Cert, two enterprising West Cork students are perfectly poised to advise other Junior Cert students on how to do well in the State exam.

Simplestudynotes.com is the brainwave of two 5th year students, Jack Creagh, from Ardfield who attends Clonakilty Community College and Oisín Devoy, from Rosscarbery, a student at Bandon Grammar School. 

They spent the second half of their summer holiday devising, writing and recording Junior Cert notes and audio notes themselves which, they feel will be of benefit to Junior Cert students. The website went live a few weeks ago.

‘We put our hearts and souls into coming up with all the content and finalising the notes and audio notes for the eight subjects we chose to cover,’ Jack Creagh told The Southern Star.

‘We set up this website because there are no simple affordable Junior Cycle notes websites on the market, and our techniques should make it easier for students. We also added audio notes, so students can listen to the courses on their smartphones while they are doing other things, making it easier for them to get the information into their heads.’

Jack and Oisín hope to get their schools on board too and are planning to talk to second and third year students in their schools about their website.

‘We are hoping to contact schools across West Cork and offer them discount codes on our website to enable to them to buy our notes,’ added Jack.

The parents of both students are delighted with their business idea and the work they have put into it.

‘It was tough at times but it’s certainly given us a taste of entrepreneurship, and now we’re going to concentrate on marketing our website and showing other students the techniques we used to get good grades in our Junior Cert,’ added Jack.

The study notes cover the main subjects like English, Irish, Geography, Maths, Science, French and German and each set of notes is €6. See www.simplestudynotes.com for more.

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