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Subject Choice for Junior Cycle Mount Sackville Secondary School February 2014.

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1 Subject Choice for Junior Cycle Mount Sackville Secondary School February 2014

2 Subject Choice for Junior Certificate  Irish  English  Maths  Science  History  Geography  Religious Studies  CSPE Students take 11 subjects for Junior Certificate 8 Core subjects (i.e. everyone takes)

3 Subject Choice for Junior Certificate Core Non Academic Subjects  Physical Education  SPHE  Choir Above are not examined in Junior Certificate

4 Optional Subjects  French  German  Italian  Home Economics  Business Studies  Art, Craft & Design  Music Students choose 3 optional subjects from the following list - one of which must be a language

5 Guidelines for Choosing  Take track record into account  Keep options open at this early stage - Job/Career in the future should not totally influence subject choice  Be aware of subject requirements for 3rd Level Courses  Consider what she enjoys and has an interest in.

6 Points to Note  Music  Business Studies  Art  Languages Be aware of implications of dropping subjects such as

7 Implications for Leaving Certificate If no Business Studies at Junior Cert, then may find Accounting or Economics difficult at Leaving Cert If no Music or Art to Junior Cert, then very difficult to choose these for Leaving Cert If you drop a language, then may not be able to take up again for Leaving Cert.

8 Bad Reasons for Choosing  Who the teacher will probably be.  What your friends are doing.  Rumours from older brothers/sisters or friends about what is an “easy” subject - a subject is only easy if you are good at it.

9 More Information….. Look to the school


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