SUBJECT CHOICE Irish English Maths ? ? ? ? ) ) ) 3 Core Subjects 4 Options PRACTICAL BUSINESS Business Accountancy SCIENCE Construction Studies Engineering Technology ARTISTIC Design and Communication Graphics Biology Physics Chemistry Art Ag Science Music Applied Maths SOCIAL Humanities History Home Economics Geography Religious Education French Spanish. Websites. Teachers. www.ncca.ie www.careersportal.ie www.qualifax.ie Guidance Corner on School Website. Why is this important? Access to courses and Colleges. To maximise potential To prevent boredom! Keep in mind the following: • • Entry Requirements. Course Requirements. Institution Minimum grades NUI Colleges: UCD, NUIM, 2HC3 + 4OD3 NUIG, UCC. (RCSI, Shannon,NCAD) Required subjects Maths F,O or H level. Pass in Ordinary level English, Irish & third Language.French or Spanish. Trinity College Dublin 3HC3 + 3OD3 Maths.F,O or H Ordinary level English & another Language Dublin City University 2HC3 + 4OD3 Maths.F,O or H O level English or Irish University of Limerick 2HC3 + 4OD3 Maths. F,O or H O level English & Irish or another Language Institutes of Technology 2HC3 + 4OD3 Maths. F,O or H Ordinary level English or Irish Degree level • • • • In UCD a European language is not required for Engineering, Sciences or Nursing. In NCAD , National College of Art & Design, Art counts as the third language. See www.qualifax.ie for other NUI exceptions. Subjects and Grades may be required for some Courses. For Example: • Engineering Degree Courses: HC3 Maths • Veterinary Medicine: HC3 Chemistry Science Mathematics Global Business (DCU) – OC3/HD3 Optometry (DIT) - OB3 Many courses require any one science subject Some courses require 2 science subjects. Nursing – OD3 in a Lab. Science. Chemistry Check booklet on Subject Requirements. Pharmacy, Human Nutrition,Veterinary Medicine, Medicine & Dentistry (UCC) – HC3 You can study Business in College without sitting it at Leaving Certificate • You can study Art in College without having Leaving Cert Art. However you do need a Portfolio. Consider useful subjects for future careers. ◦ Cavan Institute ………….and other FETAC Colleges around the country. Entry Requirements ◦ Pass standard in Leaving Certificate. Possible Progression to Institutes of Technology and Universities. 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. • If unsure, keep options open. Choose a balanced range of subjects.ie a language,a science subject and two others. 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.? A very small number of students will not get their first 4 choices. These Students will usually be offered their fifth choice. If in need of Guidance, then………. Individual Appointments are offered to all students with the Guidance Counsellor if a student is undecided and requires guidance 1.To discuss Course Choice. 2.To discuss Subject Options.