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Pupil Personal Accident Insurance

 

Click here for the claim form for 2017 school year 

 

Weekly After School Study

 

Study will continue for 2016/2017 school year every weekday 4-5:30 & Friday 1:45pm-3:45pm.

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Our 2016/2017 options are as follows:

 

Junior Certificate Year 1/2/3

 

All students will study twelve subjects from first year through to Junior Certificate exams.

They are Irish, English, French, Maths, History, Geography, CSPE, SPHE, Science,

Business Studies and one from each group.

 

1st Year/2nd Year/3rd Year

 

Option 1 Home Economics /Materials Technology

 

Option 2Art/Technical Graphics/Music

 

 

Transition Year

 

Aims of Transition Year at St. Joseph’s College

 

Provide students  with the opportunities to develop their personal, intellectual, spiritual,

social, physical and emotional life in a caring, stimulating and varied learning environment

Provide a transition between Junior and Senior cycles

To provide students with opportunities for personal and social development

To provide a broad and balanced curriculum including the provision of additional support

in the core subjects where possible

To help students to discover their inherent talents, skills and to foster a spirit of

leadership amongst the cohort

To facilitate students in taking greater responsibility for their own learning and decision

making

To prepare students for the world of work, further education and life-long learning

To provide students with supports and skills necessary to grow in self-confidence and

develop a range of interpersonal skills

 

 

All students enter into a contract which guarantees students will work to the best of their abilities.

 

A review of the various activites and trips undertaken by this

year students can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

 Transition Year Activities & Year Review

 

 

 Leaving Certificate (6th Year)

 

Seven is the usual number of subjects taken by pupils in accordance with the following order.

Irish, English, Maths, French and a minimum of three from the following groups.

 

Option1 Biology (1)/Business/Chemistry/Construction Studies/History

Option2 Agri Science/Economics/Geography/Home Economics/Music/Physics

Option3 Art/Biology(2)/DCG/Technology

 

Also, LCVP is an option, if you have the qualifying subjects. See the list below.

 

 

Leaving Certificate (5th Year)

 

Seven is the usual number of subjects taken by pupils in accordance with the following order.

 

Irish, English, Maths and one from each of the following options:

 

Option 1 Art/Home Economics/Physics/Agricultural Science

 

Option 2 History/Accounting/French/Technology 

 

Option 3 French/Busines/Music/Geography/Chemistry

 

Option 4 Biology/Construction Studies/Design & Communication Graphics

 

 

Also LCVP is an option if your subject qualify you for this. Read details below

 

  

Link Modules

LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same
 
way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate.
 
For the Link Modules they are assessed by
 
Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%).
 
The written examination takes place in May of the Leaving Certificate Year.
 
The examination is of two and a half hour duration and consists of three sections
which are outline below:
  • Section A Audio Visual Presentation
  • Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
  • Section C General Questions (4 out of 6)

The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio

over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving

Certificate.

 

Link Modules Examination

 

Core Items
Curriculum Vitae
Career Investigation
Enterprise / Action Plan
Summary Report

Optional Items (any two)
Diary of Work Experience
Enterprise Report
Recorded Interview / Presentation
Report on My Own Place

The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education

 

How you qualify

Programme Requirements for students taking Leaving Certificate Examination from 2004 onwards

  • At least five Leaving Certificate subjects plus the Link Modules, one of which must
  • be Irish
  • Two of the above subjects must be selected from one of the designated Vocational
  • Subject Groupings
  • Two Link Modules: Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education
  • A recognised course in a Modern European Language other than Irish or English:
     
  • Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs)

Two subjects are selected from one of the Vocational Subject Groupings. These subjects provide

students with a focus for developing vocational skills and exploring their career options.

The Specialist Groupings consist of subjects which complement one another naturally.

The Services Groupings comprise subjects which complement one another in a commercial context.

Vocational Subject Groupings

Specialist Groupings

1 Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics; Technology  - Any Two
2 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
3 Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
4 Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
5 Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two
6 Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option
7 Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two
8 Physics and Chemistry
9 Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
10 Biology and Agricultural Science
11 Art - Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication Graphics

Services Groupings

12 Engineering or Technology or Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or Business or Economics
13 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics
14 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics
15 Art  Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics
16 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics