52 Mins, RTÉ One
27-year old broadcaster Stephen Byrne has decided to re-sit his Leaving Cert.
In this honest, raw one-hour documentary, RTE Radio 2FM presenter Stephen returns to school to attempt the same seven honors subjects he studied first time around in 2009.
He describes his first Leaving Cert year as one of the worst of his life. He had moved school, was struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and, as one of Ireland’s first YouTube stars, had started working in RTÉ.
Combined with the usual helping of teenage angst, the recipe resulted in disaster. And so he never actually opened his results; he ran home and shredded them instead ! In the years since he has felt that he let himself and his parents down. But he also thinks that the system failed him in some way too.