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1 SUBJECT CHOICE FOR LEAVING CERT 2012 St Mogues College Strictly intended for use by St Mogues Students All the information given on subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on The information given on LCVP subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on DESC Circular 13/2009

2 Core Subjects In this school you must take: In this school you must take: Irish (unless exempt) Irish (unless exempt) English English Mathematics Mathematics That leaves you with a choice of four other subjects from the following list That leaves you with a choice of four other subjects from the following list

3 How Do You Choose? To choose the rest of your subjects first read through the information on the following pages. 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. 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. Carefully read the information on colleges and courses that require French or Science subjects.

4 How Do You Choose Cont’d? Consider what subjects you are good at? Consider what subjects you are good at? What courses or careers are you interested in after you do your Leaving Cert? 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 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 would be useful if not necessary for such courses and careers? What subjects do you like? What subjects do you like?

5 Choosing Pick one subject from each group: Group A, B, C and C. Pick one subject from each group: Group A, B, C and C. Write the name of the subject you have chosen in the space provided at the bottom of the sheet. Write the name of the subject you have chosen in the space provided at the bottom of the sheet. You must choose one subject from each group. You must choose one subject from each group.

6 The Choices The choices are: The choices are: One from the Group A: Agricultural Science or French One from the Group B: Biology, Geography, Physics & Chemistry One from the Group C: Business, Design & Communication Graphics One from the Group D: Construction Studies or Home Economics

7 Choices Cont’d Provision of a subject depends on a sufficient number of students choosing that subject as an option. Provision of a subject depends on a sufficient number of students choosing that subject as an option. Return the completed sheet to the Principal on or before Friday, 27 th May Return the completed sheet to the Principal on or before Friday, 27 th May 2011.

8 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 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 do a course that requires French. I want to join the Cadets I want to join the Cadets

9 What Can I Do Without French French is not required for entry to: French is not required for entry to: Nursing Nursing DCU, Trinity College, University of Limerick, Primary Teacher Training DCU, Trinity College, University of Limerick, Primary Teacher Training The Institutes of Technology e.g. Sligo The Institutes of Technology e.g. Sligo Most Engineering, Agriculture, Science or Actuarial Courses in NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, UCC and UCD (See Exceptions) 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 A pass in Polish, Lithuanian etc., at Leaving Cert can be substituted for French

10 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 a course that requires a science subject (Engineering, Nursing, Forensics etc.,) I want to do Science at College I want to do Science at College I want to train as a primary teacher in the U.K. I want to train as a primary teacher in the U.K. I want to do Beauty Therapy etc., in Cavan Institute I want to do Beauty Therapy etc., in Cavan Institute There is a growing scarcity of qualified scientists There is a growing scarcity of qualified scientists

11 Why should I do LCVP? The Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) provides: The Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) provides: Enterprise Education Enterprise Education Careers Education Careers Education Work Experience Work Experience Interview Skills Interview Skills Can be substituted for points instead of your subject with the lowest grade. Can be substituted for points instead of your subject with the lowest grade.

12 What do I need for LCVP? For Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) you need: For Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) you need: At least 5 Leaving Cert subjects including Irish unless exempted. At least 5 Leaving Cert subjects including Irish unless exempted. Two subjects from a list of Vocational Subject Groups (VSG’s). Two subjects from a list of Vocational Subject Groups (VSG’s). Study either French or ab initio French to Leaving Cert (Modern Continental Language). Study either French or ab initio French to Leaving Cert (Modern Continental Language).

13 Vocational Subject Groupings 2011/2013

14 Vocational Subject Groupings 2010/2011 Construction Studies and Design & Communication Graphics Agricultural Science Business Agricultural Scienceand Construction Studies Design & Communication Graphics Physics & Chemistry Home Economics Biology Business Home Economics and Agricultural Science Biology Business and Construction Studies Agricultural Science Home Economics

15 Science Subjects BIOLOGY BIOLOGY –Science of living things. –Very good for careers in science, sport, nursing, hairdressing and beauty care. PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY 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.,

16 Technology Subjects CONSTRUCTION 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 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.

17 Business, Geography, History, Home Economics Follow on from the Junior Courses of the same names very good for social, personal and academic development 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. Business: very good for all business careers and self-employed. Geography: very good for all careers in social, travel, tourism, international trading, communications, policy-making or teaching. 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. Home Economics: very good subject for any career in food, hotel, catering, travel, tourism, social work, nursing or caring areas.

18 Further Information For more detailed information on subjects please visit and choose the link Leaving Cert Subject Choice in the section entitled World of Learning For more detailed information on subjects please visit and choose the link Leaving Cert Subject Choice in the section entitled World of Learningwww.careersportal.ie Full syllabii for all LC Subjects can be found on the NCCA Website Full syllabii for all LC Subjects can be found on the NCCA Website

19 Points & Courses There are over 3,000 courses available at Third Level, 1,344 in the CAO system and 1,832 in Further Education There are over 3,000 courses available at Third Level, 1,344 in the CAO system and 1,832 in Further Education Here are a small sample of the best known CAO courses Here are a small sample of the best known CAO courses Over 40% of all courses (540) had points requirements of less than 300 in 2010 Over 40% of all courses (540) had points requirements of less than 300 in 2010 For a full listing of every Third Level and Further Education course in Ireland log onto For a full listing of every Third Level and Further Education course in Ireland log onto For more information on careers log onto For more information on careers log onto

20 Sample Points & Courses 2009 CourseCourse ProviderQualificationPoints

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22 For a full listing of every Third Level and Further Education course in Ireland log onto For more information on careers log onto

23 % Band LC Grades Higher Level Points Ordinary Level Points Bonus* A All students presenting HD3 or above in HL mathematics will have 25 points added to their score for mathematics e.g. HB2 = 80 points +25 = A B B B C C C D D D3455 LCVPDistinctionMeritPass 70 points 50 points 30 points

24 Important Information All the information given on subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on All the information given on subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on The information given on LCVP subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on DESC Circular 13/2009 The information given on LCVP subject requirements is the most up to date available at this time (April 2011) and is based on DESC Circular 13/2009

25 Exceptions Specific Subject Required CodeCourseCollege Specific Subject CK405GeneticsUCC HC3 in Biology TR056 Human Health & Disease Trinity HC3 in Biology & HC3 in Physics & Chemistry 3 rd Language Required DN096 Science - Health & performance UCD DN037 Science – Biomedical, Health & Life UCD GY 304 B.Sc. in Biotechnology NUIG


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