Along with the junior and leaving certificate cycles, we also run a transition year and have incorporated an LCVP Programme at senior level.
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It is the practice to allow each First Year student to sample certain subjects before making a definitive choice. This takes place for 3/4 weeks per subject up to November. This year the choices will be between Art – Technical Graphics -Â Business StudiesÂ and Music. The decision is made by the principal in conjunction with the subject teachers and the criteria are ability and capability in the subject.
All students, except those with an appropriate exemption, take Irish, English, Maths and either German or French.
You can get information on ourÂ TY programme here
Irish, English, Maths and French are divided into Higher and Ordinary level classes. The others, in continuing with the College policy of mixed ability classes, are taught in combined classes.
In order to facilitate Third Year and Transition Year students in making their choice of subjects, before undertaking the Leaving Certificate course, the following system operates; students are addressed by those members of staff who teach the Leaving Certificate about the particular requirements of that staff member’s subject. This talk covers all aspects of the subject in question: study requirements, career areas for which it is important and the type and amount of work in class. In addition a booklet is provided for students and their parents giving the above information as well as a synopsis of the course and the employment areas for which a particular subject would be necessary. The Guidance Counsellor also addresses the students about the best combination of subjects to choose in order to give themselves the widest choice of options possible after the Leaving Certificate.
The students have a week after this talk to reflect with their parents on their choice before making it. The combination of subjects ( 4 groups of 3 ), which is based on the students’ preferences, changes annually if the choices made dictate this