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1st Years 2017 Subject Choices
Transcript of 1st Years 2017 Subject Choices
Factors to Consider
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Interest in the subject-
enjoyed in primary school
Load of work-
balance of practical and
Borrowing and Saving
The National Budget
Running a Business-start up, employment,
marketing and distribution.
Religious Studies and Faith Development
Physical and Health Education
Students must pick three additional subjects
What are the choices?
Family Background-expertise in specific area
Students may like the 'practicality' of some
subjects and its relevance to their lives for
example Home Economics and Business
Students should not choose subjects
Just because their friends are
Because they think it will be easy
Without doing the research
Development of entrepreneurial skills
The book-keeping component of the course involves drawing up final accounts for businesses and clubs and their assessment.
It is not necessary to have studied Business Studies at JCPA to study any of the Business subjects for Leaving Certificate.
Importance of Studying a Language
A foreign language is needed
for entry to most universities
Which to Study?
Whether the student,
Studied the language at Primary Level.
Has the opportunity to visit the country.
Whether family members have an interest and proficiency in the language.
General areas of study
1. Translation and background study of
2. Translation of un-prescribed Latin
3. Comprehension of Latin
4. Latin Composition (Optional)
5. Roman History
6. Roman social life and civilisation
A pass in English
A pass in Maths and a language
A pass in Latin and another subject
Latin is accepted as the language requirement in all NUI colleges
Approx. 12 practicals in 1st
and 2nd year.
Final practical exam in 3rd year- 35%
1. FOOD STUDIES
Worth 15% of total
Focus on Childcare or Craftwork
Completed by the end of Sept-3rd Year
Students pick topic
3. Written Exam
50% of total marks
Social and Health Studies
1. Performing- 25%
2. Composing and Listening-75%
All students take up the recorder from First Year so it is
not necessary to study an instrument outside of school
Drawing exam-3rd Year-25%
Project Work-75%- October
to May- 3rd Year based on
Painting and Graphics
puppetry, print, clay model.
If a student chooses to study two modern languages she must choose French as one of them
Ms Jackie Dempsey Principal
Mr Des Fitzgerald Deputy Principal
St. Stephen's Green
Information for Parents
Class of 2017 - 2023
Established in 1833
The 1986 Fire
The newly built school
History of the College
The College Philosophy
The Loreto philosophy of education is centered in God and rooted in Gospel values where truth, freedom, justice, sincerity and joy find expression.
It is inspired by the words and actions of Mary Ward and Ignatius Loyola
To support our ethos
To encourage participation in
To recognise that all we do is
underpinned by a commitment
to faith and faith development
To actively embrace the values
which your daughter will encounter
We ask you:
In an atmosphere of mutual respect and justice,
we are a community that aims to provide a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student. We provide a holistic education wherein we strive for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge. Social concerns and spiritual values are central to our educational philosophy, while sporting and cultural endeavours are encouraged. Each student is challenged to realise her full potential and to recognise the dignity of each human being.
MARIA REGINA ANGELORUM
CRUCI DUM SPIRO FIDO
Career Guidance Counsellor
Any Subject Teacher with whom
the student is comfortable
Learning Support Hours
Irish exemptions are very rare and must satisfy a DES circular
We should by now have received your daughter’s psychological report. If you have not returned the report we will need it within the next week
You will be invited to an individual meeting in May
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Tuesday & Thursday
Day begins with a Reflection on the
intercom at 08:58.
40 min. classes
Half day Wednesday?
Typical School Day
at the moment
Day to Day
Every student must have:
White socks/cream/navy tights (for winter)
Black/Brown/Navy leather shoes
Navy crested jacket
Every student must have:
White aertex with school crest.
A wine crested PE skort
A grey school hoodie
Navy crested track bottoms
White cushion soled socks
Vest style top
Wine and white skort
Wine and white hockey top
Navy shorts (optional)
Lynch's of Marino
1st Years do not need
to purchase a Sports
uniform until they
decide definitely which
Sport(s) they are
4 Science Labs
2 Art Rooms
2 Music Rooms
Morning Prayer in the Oratory every
Friday morning at 08:30
Four Folk Masses take place throughout
the year on Saturdays at 18:30
Full School Mass
Marking of all Seasonal Events
Extra Curricular Activities
Siansa and Cuisle
Soccer Table Tennis
Gaelic Football Athletics
St Vincent de Paul
Kolkata Immersion Experience
Model United Nations
Travelling long distances
Well established and very active
Made up of 24 members - representative for each class
Contact details on the school website
Code of Behaviour
Mobile Phone Usage
of relevance and interest
What to expect
Mid to late August
Arrive at 9:15am at school door
Used to establish mixed ability classes
Tour of the school
Break for refreshments
Guide to subject choice
Students finish at 1:00pm
Consider and discuss
Forms to be returned by Wednesday 22nd March at the latest
On assessment day (Saturday, 8th March) your daughter will get lots of information on her subject choice.
Suggestion - discuss it with her over the weekend.
Lengthy discussion at staff level.
Weight of school bags a serious concern.
Consideration given to health implications.
Potential for independent learning.
Cost a factor.
Flexibility of use within the classroom.
Syllabus now called 'specification'
Terminal exam at the end of 3rd year and an Assessment
Task completed in school under the supervision of the
class teacher. Corrected by the SEC
New focus on
C.S.P.E., S.P.H.E., P.E., Choir
, whole school events e.g.
(Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement)
Your daughter's year is the fourth year of the new programme
Change is gradual and positive.
Emphasis on Key Skills and Statements of Learning
Reduced number of examinable subjects equals reduced pressure.
Short courses - again don't worry.
Subjects with new specifications are: English, Science, Business, Irish, Modern Foreign Languages
On assessment day (Saturday, 11th March)
your daughter will get lots of information on her subject choice.
- discuss it with her over the weekend.
1. Belonging and integrating
2. Organising myself
3. Communications skills
4. Physical health
7. Emotional health
8. Influence and decision making
9. Personal safety
Students and teachers engaged in the process of timetable changes
By the end of April.