Scoil Mhuire offers students a six year programme of studies:
- A three year Junior Cycle programme of studies.
- A non-compulsory Transition Year programme of studies
- A two year Senior Cycle programme of studies.
The following subjects and programmes are on offer in Scoil Mhuire:
Junior Certificate (A three-year programme)
Core Subjects: Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religion, Physical Education, Civic Social & Political Education (CSPE), Social Personal & Health Education (SPHE), Wellbeing, Computers.
In addition, following an eight week “taster period”, students select four subjects from the following optional subjects:
Art, Business Studies, French, German, Home Economics, Music, Science.
Leaving Certificate (A two-year programme)
Core Subjects: Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, Religion, Physical Education, Career Guidance.
Optional Subjects: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics (Scientific & Social) and Music.
Physics and Agricultural Science are currently taken by Scoil Mhuire students at Edmund Rice Secondary School.
Please read the Admissions Policy for further information.
(Subject to sufficient demand and resources, the Board of Management reserves the right to determine, on an annual basis, the range and level of subjects as well as the minimum number of students necessary to justify the offering of a particular subject. The Principal is responsible for allocating students to subject classes.)
Where there are more student applications for a particular subject than available places, preference will be given to:
a) those who return their subject choice forms on time
b) those who have studied the subject to Junior Certificate (in the case of Senior Cycle subject choice)
c) those who indicate a higher preference for the particular subject in their subject choice list.)
In addition to the traditional Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Programmes, the school offers an optional Transition Year Programme and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. The Board of Management reserves the right to decide on the maximum numbers enrolling in all programmes on an annual basis. Applicants’ record of behaviour, attendance and application to work will be considered and an interview may form a significant part of the selection procedure. In the event that there are more applicants than available places, the unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list in order of merit following interview and consideration of previous history in the school.
Transition Year is an optional but very popular programme of studies in Scoil Mhuire. It offers students the opportunity to engage in self-directed learning. Many aspects of the programme challenge students to work successfully in teams. Students are presented with opportunities to display initiative and develop leadership skills.
Transition Year presents students with a wonderful opportunity for personal growth.
The Transition Year is a one-year optional programme, which begins immediately after the Junior Certificate examination year. The recommended class size is a max of 24 in Transition Year. The number of classes on offer each year will be decided by the Board of Management on an annual basis and depends on the teaching and financial resources available to the Board of Management.
The following criteria will apply in selecting students for Transition Year if oversubscribed.
1. Application Form returned by the closing date.
2. Student’s participation record.
3. Student’s record of Behaviour & Attendance
4. Student’s performance at interview.
During Transition Year students study core subjects such as Irish, English, Mathematics, Computers, SPHE, Religious Education and European Languages.
Transition Year also offers students the opportunity to experience new subjects and to engage in new activities. These are taken in eleven week modular blocks.
In 2018/2019; students are taking Business Studies (3 LC subjects Economics, Business, Accounting), Communications, Cookery, Craft, Dancing, Food Safety (certified), Heritage Walks, Holocaust Studies, Philosophy, Road Safety, Science (3 LC subjects -Biology, Physics, Chemistry), Wood Technology (taken at Edmund Rice Secondary School).
Students also choose one from each of the following bands and take it for the year: Art, Music & Music Appreciation or Drama
YSI (Young Social Innovators) or Enterprise (Young Entrepreneur Enterprise Competition). School Reports are issued after each of the three modules.
A Transition Year school tour to Ballyhaas Lakes activities centre starts the TY programme.
The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is an intervention designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme was introduced in 1994 in response to the challenge placed on Ireland’s education system by a changing work and business environment. The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise. This two-year programme is part of an expanded provision that aims to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs at senior cycle.
The primary goal of the LCVP is to prepare young people for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.
Throughout the programme students are encouraged to:
- Be innovative and enterprising
- Take responsibility for their own learning
- Adapt to changing circumstances
- Evaluate data and devise solutions to problems
- Communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively#
- Work with others as part of a team
- Investigate and plan career options
- Use information and communications technologies
- Investigate local businesses and community enterprises
- Learn from their experiences
- These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.
The strong vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by arranging Leaving Certificate subjects into Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs) and through the provision of additional courses of study in work preparation and enterprise known as the Link Modules.
Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir
Scoil Mhuire is a Christian, caring community which encourages the integrated development of every individual concerned
Greenhill, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Phone: 051-640383 l Email: email@example.com