Senior Cycle Options 2021 - 2022
Dear Third Year Parents/Guardians,
All Third Year students had the opportunity to attend a Subject Choice Assembly on Wednesday 24th of February from 13.20-15.20 where Senior Cycle Subject Choice was outlined in detail. The Presentation included an overview of Leaving Cert Subjects and the Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied Programmes. A recording of the Presentation has been uploaded to the Third Year Team so parents and students can listen back if they wish. A copy of the Powerpoint Presentations have also been uploaded to the Guidance Section of the school website along with a Subject Choice Information Pack with detailed information on all option subjects.
This Assembly was just a starting point for the Subject Choice Programme and following this each Third Year class has already begun a series of Subject Choice Classes with the Guidance Counsellor Ms. Fitzpatrick where the following topics are being covered:
Completion of an Interest Test to give an indication of career areas of interest
Overview of how to use Careersportal.ie so students can have the skills to research the course content of each option and also learn how to check the subject requirements for specific college courses
Overview of how to use the Minimum Subject requirement Module in Qualifax.ie so students can check to see what courses require specific subjects eg. a third language, a lab science etc.
Subject Choice selection is due Tuesday 23rd of March so it is vital all Third Years give this their time and attention over the next few weeks. The Subject Choice Form must be completed through VSWare and all parents/guardians should have received a link for this app from the school. Please contact the school if you have not received this link.
We understand Subject Choice is crucially important and it is obviously not ideal to be undertaking this virtually, but it is unavoidable in the current circumstances.
We ask for your full support to encourage your son/daughter to engage with the Subject Choice classes with Ms.Fitzpatrick and to avail of the many resources online to ensure they make the right choices at this critical point in their education.
If you or your son/daughter have any queries regarding Subject Choice over the next few weeks please email Ms.Fitzpatrick on firstname.lastname@example.org. or Mr.Quealy on Tom.Quealy@stcaimins.ie if you require any further information on TY or LCA.
Ms. Hannah Fitzpatrick
The Guidance Counsellor advises on career choices and assists pupils in making educational, vocational and personal decisions. She supports and helps students who are experiencing difficulty in their lives.
Students and parents are free and welcome to come and visit the guidance counsellor. An appointment system is the best operational mode in this way. Alternatively, a phone call from parents over a concern can be accommodated quickly. Also, as part of overall school information dissemination e.g. school notices, parent-teacher meetings, open nights, enrolment days etc. information regarding guidance and counselling is made available as required.
Ms. Fitzpatrick can be emailed directly at