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Subject Choices - I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate
Subject Choices - I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate
Studying Science - Science
Studying Science - Science
Working in Technology - Technology
Working in Technology - Technology
Working in Engineering - Engineering
Working in Engineering - Engineering
Working with Maths - Maths
Working with Maths - Maths
Studying German - German
Studying German - German
What Most School Don't Teach [IT] - What Most School Don't Teach [IT]
What Most School Don't Teach [IT] - What Most School Don't Teach [IT]
Studying STEM - STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Studying STEM - STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Studying Spanish - Spanish
Studying Spanish - Spanish
Studying Languages - Languages
Studying Languages - Languages

Podcasts

Neasa Ní Chiaráin Ollamh Cúnta le Teicneolaíocht Urlabhra agus Teanga don Ghaeilge

Neasa is a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin focused on using technology to promote Irish among learners.

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Brian Ó Raghallaigh Léachtóir le Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath (DCU).

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Cuan Ó Seireadáin Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Coimeádaí le Conradh na Gaeilge

Cuan Ó Seireadáin

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Padraig Ó Beaglaoich Padraig Ó Beaglaoich

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Ronan Doherty Ronan Doherty

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Siún Ní Dhuinn Siún Ní Dhuinn

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This subject builds skills and knowledge that are particularly useful for careers in the following Career Sectors:

Grades Awarded

Marks Distribution 2019:

Listed below are the percentage distributions of marks from the students who sat the Higher Level exam in 2019.

Listed below are the percentage distributions of marks from the students who sat the Ordinary Level exam in 2019.

 

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Subject Group: Business

These subjects teach the skills and knowledge needed to understand how business works.

Subject Group: Science

These subjects demonstrate how to explore nature using carefully planned methods, and teach the basic methods and findings of scientific investigation.

Subject Group: Science

These subjects demonstrate how to explore nature using carefully planned methods, and teach the basic methods and findings of scientific investigation.

Subject Group: Humanities

These subjects explore the ways in which humans live and communicate in the world. Human life is examined by looking at our past, our present and into our future. These subjects help people to express themselves clearly and develop their reasoning ability.

Subject Group: Artistic

These subjects involve developing creativity and the appreciation of the work of others. This involves learning the methods and techniques of the subject and producing your own work using these skills.

Subject Group: Science

These subjects demonstrate how to explore nature using carefully planned methods, and teach the basic methods and findings of scientific investigation.

Subject Group: Business

These subjects teach the skills and knowledge needed to understand how business works.

Subject Group: Science

These subjects demonstrate how to explore nature using carefully planned methods, and teach the basic methods and findings of scientific investigation.

Subject Group: Humanities

These subjects explore the ways in which humans live and communicate in the world. Human life is examined by looking at our past, our present and into our future. These subjects help people to express themselves clearly and develop their reasoning ability.

Subject Group: Practical

These subjects are 'hands-on' and involve working with tools and machinery on physical things like wood, metals and plastic. They may involve designing, planning and building things.

Required for 3rd Level?

Irish Ordinary Level

Irish Higher Level

Irish Foundation Level

Biology

Chemistry

Maths Foundation Level

Maths Ordinary Level

Maths Higher Level

Physics

Art

Interviews

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

Tracey Roche, Design Engineer

My Leaving Cert subjects were as follows: English, Irish, Maths, French (obligatory subjects). My choice subjects were: Accounting, Physics & Chemistry. I did all honours subjects and I think doing honours Maths and English especially really help.

English is not immediately obvious when one thinks of a career in Engineering, but from the point of view of report writing and corresponding with team members and even customers via email etc, it is a very important skill to master.

I was not 100% sure of my career path at the time of choosing the above mentioned "choice-subjects". My way of thinking was, one business subject, one science and another one that I thought I might like or be good at. Physics, Chemistry and Accounting all have a common theme of maths and problem solving, this was my link into Electronic Engineering... In hindsight, had some form of technology or electronics courses been available in my school, I think these might have been helpful. I'm not sure which subject I would have replaced though!

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Tom Tooher, Lieutenant - Army

History, especially military history, hugely affected my career path. Although my Masters Degree in agriculture isn't exactly linked to my career.

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Orla Gallagher, Spa Manager

At school I studied psychology and communications studies which I feel has stood by me and helped me with interacting with guests and staff.

I have also completed private courses in complementary health which I have enjoyed and have helped me greatly when I now have to devise unique treatments and explain the active ingredients in products to customers. I believe I choose well for my current career but believe that working part time to fund my study also helped me build my confidence for the world of work beyond college.

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