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Title: HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE


1
HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE
  • Options for
  • 3rd Years/Transition Years 2013/14

2
Options
  • Transition Year
  • Traditional L.Cert.
  • L.C.V.P
  • Leaving Cert. Applied

3
Further Education Options after LC
  • CAO
  • UCAS-UK, N.Ireland
  • FETAC/PLC
  • Military- www.military.ie
  • Gardaí- www.garda.ie

4
Cont.
  • Apprenticeships
  • Fáilte Ireland- now apply through CAO
  • National Learning Network- Courses on Personal
    Dev., Health Safety, Independent
    Living.students with difficulties ie mental
    health issues. Also for Special Needs students.
  • Work etc

5
Defence Forces
  • www.military.ie
  • Cadetships- English, Irish, Maths, 3rd lang-OD3,
    min 3 HC3 3OD3 , not less than 17 Oct. in year
    of competition

6
Gardaí
  • www.garda.ie
  • Maths FL B3/OD3
  • 2 languages, one must be Eng or Irish. OD3in
    English or FLC3/OD3 in Irish, OD3 in another
    language.
  • Plus 2 other OD3 (must have at least 5 subjects)
  • LCA- Merit

7
Leaving Cert. Applied
  • 2 Year Leaving Cert. Pogramme
  • Opportunity to prepare for further education
    training.
  • Who sould benefit most?
  • Learners who are not adequately catered for by
    other L.C. programme

8
LCA Cont
  • Assessment
  • Satisfactory completion of modules-31
  • 7 student tasks-35
  • Final exam-34
  • Total-100

9
LCVP
  • Link Module 1-Preparation for world of work.
  • Link Module 2-Enterprise Education.
  • Portfolio.
  • Recognised for points for IT college
    universities.

10
LCVP cont..
  • L.Cert subject
  • Recognised for points see last page.
  • Practical, hands on, vocational subject.
  • In many cases, LCVP is one of the students 6 best
    subjects.

11
Subject Choice Procedure in H.R.C
  • 2/3 visits to each class by Guidance Counsellor
  • Handout give on subjects and requirements
  • Optional one-to-one guidance with GC
  • Subject teachers talk to JC and TY classes
  • Students are encouraged to talk to 4th and L.
    Cert. Students and borrow books.
  • Information meeting for parents and students
  • Specific problems can be discussed with the GC/
    Principal
  • Final choice of subjects to be made in January

12
Requirements
  • Minimum entry requirements
  • This varies from 5 passes at L.Cert. including
    Eng/Ir Maths to 6 subjects at least 2 at Higher
    Level including Eng, Ir and a modern language for
    some of the unis. You must have the required
    passes and honours to be considered at all. (UCC
    from 2015 -4 HLC 2OL D)
  • Specific entry requirements
  • particular subjects or combinations of subjects
    that you must have to get a place on a particular
    course .

13
Third Language Requirement
  •  A 3rd language is required for some degrees at
    NUI colleges (National University of Ireland),
    but not for all degrees. This should be checked
    on www.qualifax.ie or the college
    prospectus/website for exact information.
  •   These are the following NUI colleges
  • 1.        NUIG ( 3rd lang not req for
    Engineering/Science except Biotechnology,Computer
    Science IT)
  • 2.       NUI Maynooth (3rd lang not needed for
    Science/Engin)

14
3rd Language cont.
  • 3. UCD- (3rd lang not needed for
    Engin/Ag/Sc-except Biomedical, Health Life
    Sciences etc)
  • 4. UCC- (3rd lang not req for Engin/Sc)
  • 5. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland-(must have
    OD3 3rd lang)
  • 6. St. Angelas College of Education, Sligo-(3rd
    lang req except for nursing)
  • 7. National College of Art and Design- (3rd
    lang/Art)

15
3rd Language cont..
  • 8. Shannon College of Hotel Management- (3rd lang
    req)
  • A 3rd language is required if you wish to go on
    and study that language or a language degree.
    Some courses require you to have a HC3 or higher
    in a particular 3rd language.
  •  NB It is not required for Nursing Degrees.

16
Science
  • Necessary for courses in uni with science element
    to it, eg Science, Medicine, Physiotherapy,
    Pharmacy, Human Nutrition, Radiography and
    Nursing.
  • NB. It is important to take your interest in
    science into consideration.
  • Some courses require a specific science subject
    and some require 2 science subjects.

17
Business/Accountancy
  • If you have an interest in studying Business at
    3rd level it would be advisable to study it for
    the LC, even though it is not a requirement for
    any Business/Commerce degree.
  • There are a few hundred Business related degrees
    in 3rd level.
  • Accountancy- For some 3rd level courses, you need
    to have studied it for the LC e.g. NUIG HC1 in
    A/C needed for B.Comm. in Accounting

18
Specific Requirements
  • These are specific subjects/combination of
    subjects or levels that you need for particular
    courses.
  • NUI Colleges- English, Irish and a 3rd
    language (exceptions-For most cases for Science
    Engineering,3rd language not needed-double check
    on www.qualifax.ie)

19
Specific Requirements cont
  • Science subject/s- needed for science/medical
    based courses, eg Nursing, Physiotherapy,
    Medicine, Pharmacy etc and also for Engineering
    courses at university (Physics would be very
    useful)
  • Primary Teaching- HC3 Gaelige

20
Specific Requirements cont
  • Engineering at university HC3 in Maths or pass a
    special Maths exam (only available in some
    universities ie NUIG)
  • HC3 in Maths is required for some
    computer/science based degrees
  • HB3 in Maths or OA1or OA2 (may be acceptable)
    Actuarial Mathematics/Actuarial, Financial
    Mathematical Sciences-DCU

21
Specific Requirements cont..
  • Some courses are restricted and require more than
    just Leaving Cert. points eg Art, Music,
    Architecture, Design, Medicine. A portfolio,
    aptitude test, interview, music test etc may be
    needed - stated in CAO handbook.
  • UCC- HC3 in Chem in either Ph or Biol for
    Medicine, Dentistry Pharmacy
  • Some courses require a HC3 in a science subject
    ie Public Health and Health Promotion in UCC.
  • UCC HC3 in Biology- Genetics
  •       

22
Specific Requirement cont.
  • HC3 in Chemistry Human Nutrition Dietetics in
    DIT Vet Medicine in UCD
  • Education, Religion Music Mater Dei Inst- HC3
    in Music Mu test
  • For Physio/Pharmacy in RCSI HB3 in
    Phy/Ch/Bi/PY-Ch/Maths
  • Medicine TCD- 1 HB 1HC from Phy/Ch/Bi/Ph-Ch,Ag

23
Specific Requirements cont
  • Physio-TCD 2 HC from Ph/Ch/Bi/Ph-Ch/Ma/Ag
  • Radiation Therapy 1 HC from Ph/Ch/Bi/Ph-Ch
  • NUIG- OD3 in a Science subject needed for
    Science/Engineering
  • Etc..

24
Bonus Points for HL Maths
  • Pilot Project
  • 25 points extra whether you get a D or an A, if
    Maths is one of your 6 best subjects

25
Foundation Level Irish/Maths
  • Foundation Level Irish is not accepted for entry
    to NUI colleges.
  • It is acceptable for other colleges/universities
    if it is not a specific requirement.
  • Most colleges now accept FL Maths, if it is not a
    subject requirement, but may not give points for
    it. GMIT and AIT for example give points A1-20
    A2-15B1-10 and B2-5.

26
Essential Subjects
  • Irish (unless exempt)
  • English
  • Maths

27
Choose a subject/subjects you enjoy!
  • It is important that you choose subjects that you
    are good at and that you enjoy.
  • Just because you dont need it to get into a 3rd
    level course is not a good enough reason not to
    do it!
  • If you enjoy the subject and are good at it, you
    will perform well in it.

28
How to choose the right subject?
  • Have I the essential subjects?
  • Have I kept my options open?
  • Have I the ability?
  • Do I enjoy the subject?
  • Have I spoken to LC1 LC2 students?
  • Have I looked at the text books?
  • Dont listen to rumour
  • Keep an open mind

29
The Points System
  • Best 6 subjects counted
  • Points calculated from one sitting of the L.Cert.
  • Points awarded for L.C.V.P

30
New Higher Education Awards System
  • Higher Certificate-Level 6..2yrs
  • Ordinary Degree-Level 7.1 yr(3yrs)
  • Honours Degree-Level 8.1yr(4yrs)

31
How to access information?
  • www.hrc.ie.Careers link
  • www.careersportal.ie
  • www.cao.ie
  • www.qualifax.ie
  • www.careerdirections.ie
  • College literature
  • Directory of Leaving Cert. entry Requirements
  • NB Always check college literature for specific
    course requirements.

32
  • KEEP IN MIND!
  • Attendance
  • Concentration
  • Homework
  • Revision
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