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SUBJECT CHOICE FOR LEAVING CERT 2012. St Mogues College This Information is intended for the use of parents and students of St. Mogues College only. Core Subjects. In this school you must take: Irish (unless exempt) English Mathematics

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SUBJECT CHOICE FOR LEAVING CERT 2012

St Mogues College

This Information is intended for the use of parents and students of St. Mogues College only


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Core Subjects

  • In this school you must take:

  • Irish (unless exempt)

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • That leaves you with a choice of four other subjects from the following list


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How Do You Choose?

  • To choose the rest of your subjects first read through the information on the following pages.

  • Pay particular attention to the information on LCVP, on why you should do it and what subjects combinations you need.

  • Carefully read the information on colleges and courses that require French or Science subjects.


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How Do You Choose Cont’d?

  • Consider what subjects you are good at?

  • What courses or careers are you interested in after you do your Leaving Cert?

  • What subjects do you need to get into those courses or careers?

  • What subjects would be useful if not necessary for such courses and careers?

  • What subjects do you like?

  • Use the Scoring Sheets for each Option.

  • Now choose one subject from each Option.


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The Four Options 1,2,3,4

  • Choose just one subject from each Option

  • Group A:Agricultural Science or French

  • Group B:Biology or Geography or Physics & Chemistry

  • Group C:Business or Construction Studies

  • Group D:Design & Communications Graphics or History or Home Economics


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LEAVING CERTIFICATE SUBJECT CHOICE

Preliminary Choice

Group A: (Ag. Science/French) ___________________

Group B: (Biology/Phys+Chem/Geog.)___________________

Group C: (Bus/ Const. St.)___________________

Group D: (Design CG/History/Home Ec.)___________________

Signed:__________________Date:___________(Students Name)

The completed form should be given to the Principal not later than Friday 23rd April 2010


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Do I Need to Take French in My Leaving Cert

  • I want to go to University College Dublin(UCD), University College Cork(UCC), NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Pontifical University Maynooth, Royal College of Surgeons, Shannon College of Hotel Management.

  • I want to do a course that requires French.

  • I want to join the Cadets


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What Can I Do Without French

  • French is not required for entry to:

  • Nursing

  • DCU, Trinity College, University of Limerick, Primary Teacher Training

  • The Institutes of Technology e.g. Sligo

  • Most Engineering, Agriculture, Science or Actuarial Courses in NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, UCC and UCD (See Exceptions)

  • A pass in Polish, Lithuanian etc., at Leaving Cert can be substituted for French


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Do I need a Science Subject

  • I want to do a course that requires a science subject (Engineering, Nursing, Forensics etc.,)

  • I want to do Science at College

  • I want to train as a primary teacher in the U.K.

  • I want to do Beauty Therapy etc., in Cavan Institute

  • There is a growing scarcity of qualified scientists


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Why should I do LCVP?

  • The Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) provides:

  • Enterprise Education

  • Careers Education

  • Work Experience

  • Interview Skills

  • Can be substituted for points instead of your subject with the lowest grade.


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What do I need for LCVP?

  • For Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) you need:

  • At least 5 Leaving Cert subjects including Irish.

  • Two subjects from a list of Vocational Subject Optionings (VSG’s).

  • Study either French or abinitioFrench or Spanish to Leaving Cert.


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Vocational Subject Groupings 2009/2010


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Science Subjects

  • AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    • Applies Biology, Physics & Chemistry to agriculture.

    • Very good for careers in agriculture and science.

  • BIOLOGY

    • Science of living things.

    • Very good for careers in science, sport, nursing, hairdressing and beauty care.

  • PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY

    • Science of chemicals, materials, heat, light, electricity and motion.

    • Very good for science, engineering, practical careers and apprenticeships e.g. fitting, plumbing and electrical etc.,


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Technology Subjects

  • CONSTRUCTION

    • Follows on from Materials Technology wood.

    • Deals with all aspects of construction, building design and building theory and regulations.

    • Very good for all Construction, Engineering, Design, practical careers and apprenticeships.

  • DESIGN & COMMUNICATION GRAPHICS

    • Used to be known as Technical Drawing.

    • Follows on from Technical Graphics.

    • Very good for all Construction, Engineering, Design, practical careers and apprenticeships.


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Business, Geography, History, Home Economics

  • Follow on from the Junior Courses of the same names very good for social, personal and academic development

  • Business: very good for all business careers and self-employed.

  • History & Geography: very good for all careers in social, travel, tourism, international trading, communications, policy-making or teaching.

  • Home Economics: very good subject for any career in food, hotel, catering, travel, tourism, social work, nursing or caring areas.


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Seven Things That Are Not Relevant to Subject Selection

  • Only swots and licks do that subject.

  • Only girls/boys do that subject.

  • None of my friends are doing that subject.

  • I don’t like the teacher.

  • I will do it because it’s a doss.

  • I hate the subject but I’ll do it anyway in case I want to do a course I might need it for.

  • If I don’t do it for the Leaving Cert. then I won’t be able to do any course that it is part of at college.


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Points & Courses

  • There are over 3,000 courses available at Third Level, 1,335 in the CAO system and 1,871 in Further Education

  • Here are a small sample of the best known CAO courses

  • Over 40% of all courses had points requirements of less than 300 in 20098

  • For a full listing of every Third Level and Further Education course in Ireland log onto www.qualifax.ie

  • For more information on careers log onto www.careersportal.ie


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Sample Points & Courses 2009


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For a full listing of every Third Level and Further Education course in Ireland log onto www.qualifax.ie

For more information on careers log onto www.careersportal.ie


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Important Information

  • All the information given on subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2010) and is based on www.qualifax.ie

  • The information given on LCVP subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2010) and is based on DESC Circular 13/2009


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Exceptions


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