Page 4 - incoming 1st year booklet
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Organisation of First year students in G.C.S.


               Students are generally allocated to classes in mixed ability. This means that
               students are allocated to classes where there is a range of abilities. This
               arrangement exists for all subjects with the exception of maths and Irish where a number of
               higher level classes are created at the beginning of second year.

                                  All first year students study the following core subjects.
               1. English
               2. Irish
               3. Mathematics
               4. History
               5. Geography
               6. Science
               7. Civic, Social and Political Education (C.S.P.E.)
               8. Religious education (RE)
               9. Physical Education (PE)
               10.Personal Development (SPHE)
               11.A European Language French or German or Spanish

               In addition to the above subjects all students must choose three more subjects from the list
               below:
                                                      Choice Subjects:
               1. Art, Craft and Design
               2. Business Studies
               3. Classical Studies
               4. Home Economics
               5. Material Technology (Metal)
               6. Music
               7. Material Technology (wood)
               8. Religion as an exam subject
               9. Technical Graphics
               10. Technology
               11. Second language (French or Spanish or German )

               Note: When filling out the subject choice form great care must be given to the order of
               preference as this determines the subjects offered. Students are asked to select five subjects from
               the  above choice subject list and place them in order of preference, in case we are unable to
               offer them their first three choices. Students will only study three subjects from the above choice
               subject list.
               An explanation of the application, content and use of the choice subjects is given on the
               following pages.
                               At the end of First Year students must drop one of their subjects.

                                They may not drop English, Irish, Mathematics or Science
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