This is Important For: Leaving Cert. Results Third Level Entry A Future Career Students Study Three Core Subjects English, Irish* & Maths Then Choose Four Additional Exam Subjects
Students Should Reflect on: Subjects that they Like & Enjoy Subjects they Perform well in (For Points) Specific Subject Requirements for college entry Results of Interest Test administered in 3 rd Year (DAT TEST) To Keep Options Open: Choose a broad range of Subjects: Language/Science/Business
Calculation of points are based on the best six subjects from one sitting of the LC. Therefore the maximum points a student can achieve = 600. Bonus Points for Higher Level Maths (2012 -2015). Students achieving HD3 or above will have 25 points added to their score for Maths Colleges participating in bonus points: DCU, DIT, NUIG, NUIM, RCSI, TCD, UCC, UCD & UL. 5
However there are certain subjects & grades that are essential for entry to particular COLLEGES and COURSES.
UNIVERSITIES Institutes of Technology Level 8 Honours Degree: 6 Subjects 2 Grade HC3 & 4 Grade OD3 3HC3 Trinity & Primary Teaching 4HC3 & 2OD3 UCC Modern Continental Language OD3 for 4 NUI Colleges (UCD, NUIG, UCC, NUI Maynooth) Level 7 (Ordinary Degree)/ Level 6 (Certificate) 5 subjects @ OD3 English or Irish Maths Foundation Maths is accepted for points in IT’s and satisfies entry requirements (not for engineering) Level 8: Honours Degree 6 subjects @ OD3 2 HC3 & 4 OD3 English or Irish Maths 9
Entry to National University of Ireland Colleges - OD3 These are NUI Galway, UCD, UCC & NUI Maynooth. (exceptions are Science, Agriculture, Engineering & Courses in Nursing) Students with a serious dyslexic conditions can apply for exemption from 3 rd Language requirement for NUI A 3 rd Language for Army Cadet/Air Corp(OD3) UCC Speech & Language Therapy HC3 Many colleges require a HC3/HB3 to study a language Higher Level Irish is required for Primary Teaching DCU, UL, TRINITY will accept Irish as a language other than English.
WILL KEEP MANY OPTIONS OPEN: Sciences Engineering Medical and Paramedical Architecture Nursing Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy Veterinary Dentistry There are approx 200 courses on the CAO that require a Science Subject
12 CHEMISTRYBIOLOGYPHYSICS Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy UCC Genetics UCCTheoretical Physics TCD Veterinary Med UCDHuman Health & Disease TCD *Recommended for archaeology Pharmacy TCD *Recommended for Nursing Human Nutrition & Dietetics DIT
Accountancy or Business or Economics are not required for Business, Commerce or Accountancy Courses (But are recommended!) Art is not required for Art College. (A Mod. Lang. is acceptable) A modern language is not required for entry to: DIT, UL, DCU, TCD, the ITs or Nursing or Engineering/Science/Agriculture in NUI Maynooth & UCD Science is not required for many Science/Engineering course in the ITs Honours Maths is not required for Engineering in the ITs Maths is not required for Arts, Law or Social Science in NUI Colleges Maths is not required for Social Care Practice SG243, Early Childhood Education SG242, Performing Arts SG241, Fine Art SG244, Creative Design SG245 13
Many colleges offer extra support and tutorials. i.e. Maths, Accounting, Physics etc Ladder System – Higher Certificate, Ordinary Bachelor Degree, Honours Bachelor Degree PLC Courses offer Links Scheme to ITs and Universities TEAGASC links to ITs and UCD 14
15 Students Progressing to 3 rd Level Education can apply for Level 6, 7 & 8 Courses
www.careersportal.ie for general career and course information www.careersportal.ie www.qualifax.ie for specific information on all courses including PLC courses www.qualifax.ie www.cao.ie for information on points www.cao.ie www.solas.ie for information on apprenticeships www.solas.ie The colleges own websites 16
Choose subjects you like & are good at Speak to subject teachers Consult up to date Web Sites and College Brochures If in doubt consult with Career Guidance Counsellor 17