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Information on Senior Cycle Options 2023

The option that your child makes for Senior Cycle in Abbey Community College should be carefully considered and discussed by students and their parents/guardians. The resources below will help both students and parents/guardians make an informed choice.

Information sessions regarding Senior Cycle Options are provided for 3rd Year and Transition Year students in school to give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may have around Senior Cycle. An Information Talk for parents of 3rd Year and Transition Year students also takes place.

For students who may be absent from school or parents/guardians who cannot attend the Information Talks, this information is available here on the school website.

We ask that all presentations, information and supporting materials regarding all Senior Cycle Options are reviewed.

Transition Year

Transition Year Presentation 2023

Transition Year Admissions Policy

5th Year Leaving Certificate - Subject Choice

5th Year Leaving Certificate Subject Choice Presentation 2023

Subject Choices Available at Senior Cycle in Abbey Community College:

Please note that subjects will only become available where there is a viable class size

French Spanish
Geography History
Religious Education Music
Art Applied Mathematics
Agricultural Science Biology
Chemistry Physics
Accounting Business
Economics Link Modules (LCVP)
Construction Studies Design & Communication Graphics (DCG)
Engineering Technology
Computer Science Agricultural Science
Home Economics

Leaving Certificate Subject Information - Careers Portal

Leaving Certificate Subject Curriculums - NCCA

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

Parents Guide to Entering Subject Choices on VSware (Video)

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied Presentation 2023

Leaving Certificate Applied - NCCA

Once you have made the decision on which option you would like your child to take for Senior Cycle, please note the process and dates of submission / application for the relevant option:

***Students are to apply for one option only****

Transition Year

A Microsoft Form will be posted to the 3rd Year Year Group Team on Microsoft Teams on Monday, 20th February 2023. Students who have chosen to apply for Transition Year for 2023-2024 must complete this form with their parent/guardian by Friday, 24th February 2023 at 2.00 pm. This form must be completed by both students and their parents/guardians. An application to Transition Year received after the specified deadline is considered a late application.

5th Year – Leaving Certificate Subject Choice

  1. A Microsoft Form will be posted to the 3rd Year and Transition Year Year Group Teams on Microsoft Teams on Monday, 20th February 2023. Students who have chosen to move directly to 5th year in September 2023 must complete this form by Friday, 24th February 2023 at 2.00 pm.
  2. VSware Submission of Subject Preferences: Parents/Guardians must log into their VSware account and enter their child’s subject preferences for 5th year. Although, four subjects are to be chosen alongside the core three (English, Mathematics and Irish), all students, with their parents’/guardians’ agreement, will select six subject preferences with number one being their first choice etc. We will make every effort to ensure that students get four of these six subjects, however, it is particularly important that careful consideration is given to all six preferences. Subject preferences can be entered on VSware from 09.00 am on Monday, 20th February 2023 until 2.00 pm on Friday, 24th February 2023. A video demonstration of how to enter subject preferences on VSware can be found here.

5th Year – Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

A Microsoft Form will be posted to the 3rd Year and Transition Year Year Group Team on Microsoft Teams on Monday, 20th February 2023. Students who have chosen to apply for the Leaving Certificate Applied programme for September 2023 must complete this form with their parent/guardian by Friday, 24th February 2023 at 2.00 pm.

As always, we are here to answer questions and support you in this decision-making process. If you have queries, after reviewing the presentations, information and supporting materials on our website, please contact the relevant staff via email at info@abbeycommunitycollege.com

Transition Year

Mr. B. Cahill: TY Year Head

Ms. Doherty: Programme Co-Ordinator

5th Year Leaving Certificate Subject Choice

Ms. Lyons: Guidance Counsellor

Ms. Finnegan: Guidance Counsellor

Ms. Tynan: Guidance Counsellor

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Ms. Connery: LCA Student/Teacher Link

Ms. Doherty: Programme Co-ordinator

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