2 WelcomeInformation on choices available to students entering Senior CycleFirst decision TY or 5th year?If 5th year – which subjects?If 5th year LCVP?Please listen to information providedQuestions and clarification at the end.
3 Senior Cycle Options Transition Year Maryfield CollegeSenior Cycle OptionsTransition Year
4 Why do T.Y.?“The mission of the T.Y. Programme is to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.”(Dept. of Education and Science, 1994)
5 Aims of T.Y. in MaryfieldTo provide a wide and varied curriculum which allows for personal, social, vocational and academic development.To help students to appreciate and interact with their own community and the world of work.To provide the students with opportunities which will allow them to make valid subject choices.
6 Aims of T.Y. in MaryfieldTo provide a year which is free from examination pressure where personal and social development can be facilitated.To help students become self-directed learners and to help them “learn how to learn” .Provide the students with the opportunity to take part in An Gaisce.
7 Multiple-Intelligence Theory Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983.There are many different forms of intelligence as well as mathematical and linguistic
8 Multiple Intelligence Theory Logical - MathematicalSpatialLinguisticBodily-kinestheticMusicalInterpersonalIntrapersonalNaturalisticExistential
9 What will the Students study? Core Subjects IrishEnglishMathsFrench/GermanReligious EducationP.E.Community ActionCareers/Work ExperienceSPAD
10 Sampling Subjects History Music Physics Biology Business Chemistry Art GeographyHome Economics
11 Other Green School Mini Company Computers Film Studies Drama Guest SpeakersVisits to places of InterestGaisce
12 Transition Year Programmes Community Action Programme6 week preparation in school18 week Community PlacementWork Experience ProgrammeWeekly Careers classI day per week - Friday PlacementExtra Mural Programme14 week programme of activities14 week programme of Catering & Crafts
13 Assessment Journals – Reflective, Community Action, Work Experience S.P.A.D – ‘Soap Box’ PresentationProject WorkClass Work, Class Participation, Class TestsSelf-AssessmentGroup Interviews
14 Certification of Participation Department of Education & Skills Certificate of Participation In Transition YearDistinctionUpper MeritMeritPass
15 Costs Associated with TY Outdoor Pursuits TripAll other activities, outings, workshopsVoluntary Subscription Transition YearBook List – Stationery, Dictionaries, CalculatorStreet Map Book,English Textbook & Novel
16 Costs Associated with TY You should budget for:An Gaisce – Not Compulsory€10 for An Gaisce RegistrationAdditional cost of lessons/classes
17 Costs Associated with TY Bus Fares2015/2016 €25 approx.Additional bus fares may be required to travel to Community Action/Work Experience Placements.Students are encouraged to bring a packed lunch on outings so to avoid extra cost.
21 Important to make right decision The choice of subjects for Senior Cycle is a very important oneThere are 3 main areas to be considered
22 CONSIDERATIONSStrengths: i.e. abilities, aptitudes, academic achievements– look at the subjects you have achieved well in so far.Interests: Subjects in which you have a strong interest and those you like – this can be the best incentive to studyCareers/courses: Subjects required in order to pursue various careers/courses in the future
23 What are my choices?The compulsory subjects : English , Maths and Irish (unless exempt), French/German will be studied by all studentsThree optional subjects must be selected from the subjects on offer
24 Optional Subjects Physics Chemistry Biology Home Economics Music Art HistoryGeographyBusinessAccounting
25 THEREFORE:NOTE: Students study seven subjects – the best six subjects in one sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted for pointsA balance of subjects is advisableSome subjects desirable, some essential
26 SCIENCE REQ.FOR MANY CAREERS A laboratory science subject is necessary for entry to a range of third level courses—from the Medical/para medical /Nursing area to Engineering/Architecture/Computers and all Science courses.Some courses require two science subjects and some require a specific science subject such as chemistry, physics or biology.
27 Examples of specific science requirements: TCD-Dentistry and Medicine: any twoTCD-Pharmacy- Chemistry and anotherUCD-Veterinary Medicine: ChemistryUCC- Dentistry& Medicine: Chemistry & either Physics or BiologyDIT-Human Nutrition: ChemistryBritish Universities: Medicine: 2 sciences required, usually require Chemistry
28 NOTE: Ability in Maths/Science to do Physics &/or Chemistry Biology–advisable if considering Nursing, Beauty TherapyEssential for Dental Hygiene UCCChoose Science subjects carefully
29 LanguagesIt is advisable to have a modern language as most colleges require a language
30 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Irish, English & another language for:NUI (National University of Ireland):UCD, UCC, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Royal College of Surgeons, St. Angela’s College, Sligo, NCAD, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Institute of Public Admin & Milltown Institute.
31 More about Languages ! Trinity College & University of Limerick Two languages-English & another, Irish accepted as “other”Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology and most Institutes of Technology : English or IrishNCAD: Irish, English, a third language or Art
32 Languages 3:Colleges of Education for Primary Teaching: Irish at C3 Honours levelAny course that includes a language requires that L.C. Language, usually at Higher level e.g.International Business & Languages, DCU requires Honours C3 in language other than English/Irish
33 Mathematics Requirement for most courses & jobs Ordinary level but some courses accept Foundation levelHigher level for Engineering, some Computer courses, Actuary, Mathematical Degrees, some Sciences, some Medical/Para Medical areas:Essential to check specific requirements.
34 BUSINESS SUBJECTSIt is possible to study Business at third level without taking any of the subjects at second level- but advisable to take one if you are good at, like and are interested in this area.
35 ART Essential for all Art & Design courses All require portfolio Useful for Architecture, EngineeringSome Media courses require portfolio and Art can be useful for this area
36 MUSICLeaving Certificate Music necessary if you wish to study it at third level (standard of Grade 7 at an instrument expected)Audition /music test required for 3rd levelEven if you do not want to pursue it at 3rd level– if you are good at music and like it as a subject you should consider it - might be useful for points for third
37 SOCIAL & SCIENTIFIC Traditionally known as Home Economics Useful for hotel and catering, teaching, nursing, child care, social work, fashion design etc.
38 HISTORY Gives great insight into world around you Most enjoyable, can develop many skillsNot essential at LC in order to study history at college
39 GEOGRAPHYGives great insight/greater understanding of the world around youFor Science, Pharmacy & Medicinal Chemistry-TCD- it is accepted as one of the Higher Level C’s -- science subjects
40 REMEMBER! Choose with care What you like/are good at Some subjects essentialSome subjects desirableKnow subject contentDon’t get too hung up on career subject linksSpread choices – open options!Enjoy your subjects
41 WHAT YOU ENJOYSubjects you enjoy greater effortGreater effort = greater success
42 DO NOT base choices on : “it’s what my friends are doing” “that subject is a doss”“there’s too much work involved ---”“even though I really hate it I’ll do it because I’ll need it for college”“only swats/nerds– do that subject”!
43 GET HELP & ADVICE Information on subject content: 1 Dept. of Educ. & Sc. Website2 Text books for L.C.3 Talk to subject teachersTalk to Guidance Counsellor about careers/courses/essential subjectsConsult College Prospectuses, Career Books, College websites for specific subject requirements.
45 We are here to help!Students can make appointments with Guidance CounsellorParents can make appointments or get advice over the phoneThank you for listeningQuestions welcomeBest of luck to all students.