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Unravelling SUBJECT CHOICE on entry to the LEAVING CERTIFICATE CYCLE 2015 St Angela's College Wellington Road, Cork.

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1 Unravelling SUBJECT CHOICE on entry to the LEAVING CERTIFICATE CYCLE 2015 St Angela's College Wellington Road, Cork

2 Choosing subjects NOT in keeping with a student’s interests and aptitudes can affect performance Facilitates an easier 2 years of study Why do we regard subject choice as so important? Entry Requirements

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4 Where does a student look to for help and advice on Subject Choice?  Taster Modules in each LC subject  Aptitude Testing and feedback / advice  Subject Choice talks  Subject Choice booklet  Aptitude Information Booklet  Information on Entry Requirements and Subjects  Class group work  Individual appointments  Consultation with Subject / Module Teachers  Work Experience  Career notice boards / Career Library  TY college experiences and programmes  Lectures and experiences as part of your TY programme

5 What information do they have to help them? Career Library in school

6 + 3 more - 10 to choose from - SOCIAL & SCIENTIFIC (Home Economics) HISTORY MUSIC ART GEOGRAPHY BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS BUSINESS ACCOUNTING NO LIMITS initially GERMAN

7 “What happens if I have an Exemption and I don’t have 7 subjects???”

8 What is involved in each subject option?

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10 Talking to Teachers Looking at curriculum websites Going through the LC textbooks

11 What kind of a learner is your daughter?

12 Career Categories Manual / Outdoor Practical Scientific Artistic / Creative Administrative / Business Understanding / Social Influential / People Contact

13 Helpful websites? -

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15 eg. CSN eg. CIT, PLC eg. CIT eg. CIT, UCC

16 Third Level Colleges in Ireland CAO / Points - Institutes of Technology - (eg. CIT) CAO / Points - Private Colleges - (Direct Application / CAO) Other - UCAS – Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales Apprenticeships FÁS / SOLAS - Defence Forces - (Recruitment Campaign and Application) - PLC Colleges - (Application, Entry Requirements and Interview) Entry Requirements

17 CAO courses Total of 600 OR 625

18 EirQuest Interest & Cambridge Profile Aptitude

19 Psychometric Assessment in school EirQuest Career Interest Test 200 questions JC subjects and grades LC possibilities Choice to include particular indicators Highlighted career areas under consideration

20 EirQuest / Interest... Individual Report gives detailed information on.. RANKS 300 CAREERS IN 44 CAREER AREAS - INTEREST THEN MATCHES YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION AGAINST YOUR INTERESTS HIGHLIGHTS YOUR STRENGTHS


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