Cnoc Mhuire Subject Choice 2012 Ms Eimear Flanagan Further Study Options FETAC Courses Traditional Leaving Certificate Junior Certificate Transition Year With or without Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Institutes of Technology Higher Certs. Ord. Degrees Hons.Degrees University Honours Degrees Irish English Maths ? ? ? ? ) ) ) 3 Core Subjects 4 Options OPTIONAL SUBJECTS 2012 BUSINESS APPLIED SCIENCES Business Home Economics Accountancy Construction Studies Design and Communication Graphics SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES Biology Physics History Chemistry Geography Ag Science Music Art Home Economics LANGUAGES French Spanish Websites. www.ncca.ie www.careersportal.ie www.qualifax.ie Teachers. Why is this important? Access to courses and Colleges. To maximise potential To prevent boredom! Keep in mind the following: • Entry Requirements. • Course Requirements. • Points Requirements. Institution Minimum grades NUI Colleges: UCD, NUIM, 2HC3 + 4OD3 NUIG, UCC. (RCSI, Shannon,NCAD) Required subjects OD3 in English, Irish & Language. Trinity College Dublin 3HC3 + 3OD3 OD3 in Maths, English & another Language Dublin City University 2HC3 + 4OD3 OD3 in Maths, English or Irish University of Limerick 2HC3 + 4OD3 OD3 in Maths, English & Irish or another Lang. Institutes of Technology 2HC3 + 4OD3 OD3 in Maths, English or Irish (H.Degree) 5OD3 (O.Degree. or Higher Cert) ◦ Cavan Institute ………….and other FETAC Colleges around the country. Entry Requirements ◦ 5 OD3 in Leaving Certificate. Progression routes to IT’s and Universities. ◦ Note some courses have subject requirements e.g. Biology necessary for Beauty Therapy. • • • In UCD a European language is not required for Engineering, Science or Agricultural Science. In NCAD (National College of Art & Design) Art counts as the third language. It is regarded as a visual language. In addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements, additional subjects and grades may be required to gain entry to specific courses. For Example: • Engineering Degree Courses: HC3 Maths • Veterinary Medicine: HC3 Chemistry • Primary Teaching: HC3 Irish Mathematics Business Studies (DCU) – OC3/HD3 Optometry (DIT) - OB3 Business (TCD) – OC/HD Check booklet on Subject Requirements. Science Many courses require any one science subject Some courses require 2 science subjects. Nursing – OD3 in a Lab. Science. Chemistry Requirements Pharmacy, Human Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine & Dentistry (UCC) – HC3 You can study Business in College without having it as a Leaving Certificate Subject. • • • You can study Art in College without having Leaving Cert Art. However you do need a Portfolio. Students should consider useful subjects for future careers. The majority of courses do not have subject requirements. The points system is used to select students for a course at college. Students must meet the College Requirements and subject Entry Requirements first. • Points are awarded for each Grade achieved in the Leaving Certificate. • A student’s points total is calculated from his/her six best subjects. • Maximum points is 600. www.qualifax has updated details on requirements for each course. • What should I do now? Research the course content and exam structure of subjects • Discuss options with parents/guardians. • Find out if the careers that I am interested in, have particular subject requirements. • Talk to subject teachers. • Keep in mind future career plans, but not essential at this stage! Career theorists estimate age 18-19 years is the best age for career choice.! • If unsure, keep options open. Choose a balanced range of subjects.ie a language,a science subject and 2 others. Complete an interest test on Careers Portal or Qualifax. If I have no interest in Science I will never be a Scientist.!!!!! • • Ability Aptitude: Take time to analyse DATS feedback handout • Interest • Personality Have I selected subjects that I like and enjoy? Have I chosen subjects that I have an aptitude for? Have I considered potential career options? Is this my decision and not my friends? Am I happy to study these subjects for 5 class periods for the next two years? Have I selected a balance of learning, reasoning and practical subjects that suit my personality, interests, abilities and aptitudes.? First round of subject options are completed. Now 4 lines of options will be formed. This is set up to maximise student satisfaction. A very small number of students will not get their first 4 choices. These Students will be offered their fifth choice. If in need of Guidance, then………. Individual Appointments are offered to all students with the Guidance Counsellor as required. Make appoint via email see Support section on school website To discuss Course Choice. To discuss Subject Options. Thank You. Good Luck.!