SUBJECT CHOICE
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Irish
English
Maths
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3 Core Subjects
4 Options
PRACTICAL
BUSINESS
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Business
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Accountancy
SCIENCE
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Construction Studies
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Engineering
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Technology
ARTISTIC
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Design and
Communication
Graphics
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Biology
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Physics
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Chemistry
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Art
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Ag Science
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Music
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Applied Maths
SOCIAL
Humanities
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History
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Home Economics
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Geography
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Religious Education
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French
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Spanish.
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Websites.
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Teachers.
www.ncca.ie
www.careersportal.ie
www.qualifax.ie
Guidance Corner on School Website.
Why is this important?
 Access to courses
and Colleges.
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To maximise
potential
To prevent
boredom!
Keep in mind the
following:
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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
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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:
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Engineering Degree Courses: HC3 Maths
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Veterinary Medicine: HC3 Chemistry
Science
Mathematics
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Global Business (DCU) –
OC3/HD3
Optometry (DIT) - OB3
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Many courses require any one
science subject
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Some courses require 2 science
subjects.
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Nursing – OD3 in a Lab.
Science.
Chemistry
Check booklet on Subject
Requirements.
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Pharmacy, Human
Nutrition,Veterinary Medicine,
Medicine & Dentistry (UCC) –
HC3
You can study Business in College without
sitting it at Leaving Certificate
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.?
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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……….
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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.
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