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Fingal Community College

Leaving Certificate

A copy of our Senior Cycle Booklet can be viewed/downloaded here

Dear Student,

Moving forward into the Senior Cycle is an exciting time of transition and a time when some major decisions have to be made by you. It’s important that you choose your subjects carefully as this could affect what you do in the future.

You might already know which subjects you enjoy or have some career ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do in the future. As long as you choose a good balance of subjects now, it should leave all your options open. Just remember to consider all the facts and ask for help if you need it.

Subject choice is often regarded as a minefield. Course and entry requirements not checked by students can have serious consequences. It must always be pointed out to students that the onus is on them to check the requirements for each of the courses in which they have an interest and that they must put in the time necessary to research the consequences of taking or not taking any particular subject. To start with, students must consider the options open to them after the Junior Certificate. The implications of each option should be carefully studied to see which one suits one’s potential best. Apart from the advice available in school, Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) should be kept informed.

Who can help you? Your leading sources of information and guidance will be from your Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s), your Guidance Counsellor and teachers. Students who are a year ahead of you can give very helpful insights into what it is really like to study any particular subject. This information has been compiled in consultation with your teachers to provide you with the main points of information you need to make a well-informed decision.

The Staff and Management of Fingal Community College are proud to support you and wish you every success in choosing the right options at Senior Cycle.



Choose subjects you enjoy

Choose a subject because your friend is taking it

Choose subjects you are good at

Choose a subject just because you like or dislike the teacher

Choose subjects you need for your chosen career

Choose a subject because you think it will be easy

Keep your options open by making a balanced choice now

Choose a new subject without finding out more about it

Talk to your Guidance Counsellor and your teachers

Make a decision at the last minute without thinking about it

Talk to your Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s)

Don’t panic

Subjects we offer at Senior Cycle

English Irish Maths Religious Education French German
Spanish Japanese Russian Agricultural Science Biology Chemistry
Physics Accounting Business Economics Engineering Design and Communication Graphics
Construction Studies Technology Art Geography History Home Economics
Classical Studies Music Physical Education Politics and Society

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