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INFORMATION EVENING
THURSDAY 6TH MARCH 2014
ST. A N N E ' S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E
SENIOR CHOICES
Agenda
 Introduction
 Leaving Cert Established
 Transition Year
 Questions and Answers
What we’re doing….
 3rd Year briefings on subjects from staff
 Class group presentations from Guidance Counsellor
 Websites to research
 Parents Information evening
 Appointments as required
 Presentation available to download from
www.stanneskillaloe.scoilnet.ie
Leaving Cert established
 Core Subjects
 Examined at LC (3)
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Irish
English
Mathematics
 Non Exam
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PE
RE including RSE
Careers
 Option Subjects (4)
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Choose from 17 Subjects
Option form in your pack
Total of 7 subjects
examined at Leaving
Certificate plus LCVP if
eligible
Next
Steps!
Option Subjects
 Think ahead to the next step
 Keep options open for 3rd level
 College entry :
Points + Entry Requirements
Points
 Six best
subjects
 All worth the
same except:
 H.L.
Maths
 LCVP
LCVP
 What is it?
 An add on programme where you study two modules namely
Enterprise Education and The world of Work. It aims to
prepare young people for both.
 How do I get it?
 By having the correct combination of subjects
 Why is it a good idea?
 If you do any ordinary level subjects it is very useful for points
 It is common level
 It is assessed completely before the LC
 60% portfolio including items like CV, Career Investigation etc
LCVP Subject Combinations
Specialist Groupings
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Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics;
Technology - Any Two
Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design &
Communication Graphics
Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology
or Design & Communication Graphics
Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two
Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option
Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two
Physics and Chemistry
Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
Biology and Agricultural Science
Art - Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication Graphics
LCVP Subject Groupings
Services Groupings
 Engineering or Technology or Construction Studies or
Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or
Business or Economics
 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or
Economics
 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or
Economics
 Art Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or
Business or Economics
 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics
Points System
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LCVP Common Level
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Distinction 70
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Merit 50
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Pass
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Higher Level Maths
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25 bonus points (A1-D3)
30
Ladder Approach
Different
General Entry
Requirements
for each level
Entry Requirements
Level 8 Courses
6 Subjects: 2HC3 + 4 OD3
Trinity
3HC3 + 3OD3
IT’s Level 6/ 7 courses
5OD3
Post Leaving Cert
Courses
Pass Leaving Cert +
Interview
General Entry Requirements
 For almost all
courses:
 English and
Maths
 Be careful with
Foundation
Level
Choosing Leaving Certificate Subjects
 It is important to realise
that choosing your subject
options for the Leaving
Certificate is different
from choosing your
career.
 Subjects…..Required Vs
Helpful
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example
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you don't have to do any business
subject to become an accountant….
But it would be very helpful
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you don’t have to do Engineering in
the Leaving Certificate to become an
engineer but it may be helpful.
However Honours Maths and
Physics are very helpful. (and often
essential)
Specific Subject Requirements
 Science:
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One or two science subjects depending on the
course or university. Biology, Chemistry, Physics
or Ag. Science (sometimes accept Maths or
Applied Maths)
Engineering:
Honours Maths for Universities (Special Maths
exam)
Primary Teaching:
C in Higher Level Irish
Veterinary medicine /Dietetics/Pharmacy/Dentistry: Chemistry
Medicine:
HPAT + Chemistry + one science depending on
location
Art:
Portfolio
Trinity:
Paramedical/science 2 Science Subjects
College information is subject to change and should be verified on the college website
Specific Subject Requirements
 Nursing:
 Beautician:
 Medical Sciences:
Science subject
Biology
1/2 science subjects
 Many of these courses also have specific grade
requirements e.g. HB3 etc
College information is subject to change and should be checked directly on the college website
Languages
A Pass in a European Language is required for entry to most courses in
NUI colleges e.g. UCC, UCD, NUIM, NUIG, RCSI,NCAD, St.
Angela’s Sligo, Shannon College of Hotel Management,
Milltown Institute, Institute of Public Administration
 – the main exceptions are
 (a) NCAD which will accept Art instead of a language
 (b) Some Science, Nursing and Engineering courses
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UL, Trinity, DCU, DIT and all Institutes of Technology either
Engish and Maths OR English, Maths and ANOTHER
language which can be Irish
Irish Exemptions carry through if OFFICAL exemptions
 Gardaí, Army cadetships, Primary Teaching exemptions do not
apply
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All college information is subject to change and should always be verified on the college website
NUI Colleges 3rd Language Requirement
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University College Dublin
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National University of Ireland, Galway
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Colleges of: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social
Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine &
Health; Science, Engineering & Food
Science.
Colleges of: Arts, Social Science & Celtic
Studies; Business, Public Policy & Law;
Engineering and Informatics; Medicine &
Health Sciences; Science.
National University of Ireland,
Maynooth
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Faculties of: Arts, Celtic Studies and
Philosophy; Social Sciences; Science and
Engineering.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce.
Milltown Institute
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Undergraduate courses in the Faculty of
Commerce.
Institute of Public Administration
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Undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual
Culture.
Shannon College of Hotel Management
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Undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in Medicine and related Medical Sciences.
National College of Art and Design
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University College Cork
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Colleges of: Arts & Celtic Studies;
Business & Law; Engineering,
Mathematical & Physical Sciences;
Human Sciences; Life Sciences.
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Undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in Theology, Philosophy and Spirituality.
St. Angela’s College, Sligo
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Undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in the Faculty of Arts and in Home
Economics Teaching
NUI Colleges
 For entry to all degrees, English, Irish, and four other subjects
in the Leaving Certificate (GCE/GCSE or other acceptable
qualification) are required.
 A third language must be included among the other subjects
for Arts, Human Sciences, Law, Social Science, Commerce,
Medicine and Health Sciences and some other degrees.
 For Commerce the subjects presented must include
Mathematics, and for courses in the Sciences (i.e. Science and
also Agriculture, Engineering, Food Science and Technology,
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Veterinary
Medicine) Mathematics and a Science subject.
Choose subjects the student:
 Likes
 Has achieved well in
 Needs for their future
 Is prepared to work at
 Link talents to subjects
 Talk to teachers, siblings, neighbours, people on the
bus
 Look at senior cycle text books
 Choose a good mix of subjects to keep college and
career options open
Career Decisions?
Abilities
Interests
Personality
Knowing
about
Myself
Experience of
\work
Education
Achievements
Choosing a Career
Skills/abilities/aptitude
What you’re good at
naturally
Things you like
doing
What kind of person am I? Do I prefer working on my own/with people?
Not sure? Safe option
 Irish
 English
 Maths
 Language
 At least one
Science subject
Resources
 www.curriculumonline.ie Syllabus for LC Subjects
 www.examinations.ie Look at past exam papers
 www.qualifax.ie Check entry requirements
 www.careersportal.ie
 Guidance Counsellor Blog:
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http://stanneskillaloe.scoilnet.ie/blog/
College websites www.ul.ie www.lit.ie www.mic.ul.ie
College Prospectuses
Guidance Counsellor make an appointment
Teachers
Two languages (English + One other) required for the following
Language Entry Requirements
colleges:
for Third Level
 Trinity College
 Dublin Institute of Technology
 Dublin City University  University of Limerick
 you can use a Pass in Irish of a European language – unless it is
required for a particular course
Language Entry Requirements
for Third Level
 Cadetships in the Army, Army equitation, Air Corps
and Naval Service.
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3 HC3 and 3OD3
Irish +English + European Language
 For the Gardaí - two languages are required
 A European Language is not required for entry to the
Institutes of Technology, unless it is part of the area
of study
Subject Requirements
 Science courses:
Science Subject
 Engineering: Honours Maths
Research…
 CAO App www.cao.ie
 Qualifax/Student/useful tools/minimum entry
requirements/Leaving Cert Subjects Choose a
subject and check the implications of not choosing
 Qualifax/Student/coursefinder/higher education
CAO/Keyword + Search
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Main sections of interest:
LC Entry Requirements
Course Content
Subjects taught
Careers or further progression
What next?
 Research, research, research
 Discuss at home
 Fill form and return to office
 Make appointment if necessary
What next?
 Complete the option form and return to Ms. Walsh
directly by Thursday March 13th
 You must complete 1-6
 Any extra information please write on the front of
the form
 Be sure to complete the section listing the four JC
Subject Options
The Form
The form
 Guidance Counsellor
 061 620086
 [email protected]
Mission Statement of Transition Year
“To promote the personal, social, vocational
and educational development of students
and to prepare them for their role as
autonomous and participative members of
society”
Dept. of Education & Skills
Transition Year is Optional
Junior Cert students may opt to
go directly into 4th Year where
they join students who have
already completed TY
Why Do TY?
 Bridges the gap between Junior and Senior Cycles in the
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school
Maturity
Make more informed choices (option subject
sampling/careers)
Work Experience
Achieve improved Leaving Cert results
Build interpersonal and team skills
Develop entrepreneurial skills
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Each school devises its own timetabled
programme to cater for the needs of its
students
Essentially the Transition Year programme
in St. Anne’s Community College offers
students a broad and balanced curriculum
TY in St. Anne’s
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Curriculum: Core Subjects and Modules
Co-Curricular and Extra Curricular
Activities
Work experience
Fees
Typical Core Subjects (full year)
 English
 Modern European
 Irish
Language
 PE
 Religion
 YSI
 Maths
 Mini-Company
Typical Modules (half year)
 Art & Design
 Careers
 Chess
 Cookery
 Driving Theory
 Engineering
All college information is subject t change and
should be checked on the college website
 European
Studies
 Film Studies
 First Aid
 Green Schools
 Health & Safety
 History
Typical Modules (half year)CONTD.
 Information
Technology
 International
Current Affairs
 Linguistics
 Music
 Poetry
Appreciation
 Science
 Scratch Computing
 Sign Language
 Solid Works
 Speech & Drama
 Toastmasters
 Woodwork/Craft
Co-curricular & Extra Curricular Activities
 Outdoor Pursuits
 Sports & Leisure
Centre
(2 days)
 Young Social
Innovators
 School Bank
 Community Care
 Excursions
 Green Schools
 School Musical
 Visiting Speakers
Work Experience
 TY1 Tuesdays: September – December
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TY2 Tuesdays: January – May
Students
select 2 placements
TY Fee
TOTAL €400
€200 Payable in May
€200 Payable in September
What is expected of TY Students?
 A good record of attendance
 Actively participate in classwork and
activities
 Develop work and study habits
 Build positive relationships with classmates
and teachers
 Complete assignments on time
Decision time!
 Students get out of TY what they
put into it!
 Will they find it hard to settle
again?
 You know your son/daughter best
PARTICIPATION
Decision Time
Return ONE form by
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13
Thursday
directly
to Ms. Walsh
Questions

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