Hi! It might not be the appropriate forum to ask this as it doesn't seem to be for children, but just wondering if anyone has any experience of sending their daughter or son to Institute of Education. My daughter didn't like her old school - teachers absent a lot, lots of disruptive pupils, 11 different music teachers in 3 years, 5 different history teachers, and 3 different Irish teachers. She went to the Institute for grinds for JC and felt she learned more there in a couple of weeks than 2 years in her old school. She really did not want to stay at her old school for TY, and if I couldn't afford to send her for TY to Institute, she wanted to go straight into 5th year there - she will only be just 17 when she does her LC. However, now after paying the 5th Year fee I am concerned, my daughter has had a lot of illness in the last 18 months, including PCOS and related acne and weight gain, which she is very upset up. She is on medication for acne. She has also recently been diagnosed with a thyroid problem. Last year she was investigated for a suspect tumour in her ear canal - but thankfully, this turned out to be another not so serious issue. She also has missed a lot of school this year with repeated throat infections - has had her tonsils out, so it seems to be something to do with her sinuses. She is now being referred to an endocrinologist. I am worried that the pressure of 5th year in the Institute may be too much for her, but having to pay for three years in the Institute if I let her do TY there, would be a huge burden, especially with another child who wants to go there also. If I pay for my daughter to do TY there, I will have paid out 19k over three years, if I let her do 5th and 6th year there only, I will be paying out 14k. Given the issues with my daughter's health, wondering, especially if any teachers are on this forum, if 5th year in the Institute is very pressurising, and would it be better for her to do TY there, and just worry re finances later. Would really welcome any comment/advice as need to act quite soon re change from 5th Year to TY.