One in three students reported having a mental health disorder to a Department Of Education survey.
The Leaving Cert points race is what worries students most about exams, according to a guidance counsellor.
It's after a Department of Education report found almost half of students feel nervous and stressed about their exams.
The document, seen by the Irish Times, also raises concern over students mental health - with one in three reporting having a disorder.
Former President of the Irish Institute of Guidance Counsellors, and Mullingar's Betty McLoughlin, says the points system needs to be looked at: