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Senior Cycle Options

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.

Our Virtual Options Evening for Senior Cycle will take place Thursday, 4th February, 2021 at 6.00pm.

Presentations for Senior Cycle Options will be available from 6.00pm on Abbey Community College’s YouTube page.

This page can be found by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuvbVLOU4LhQGTVtV2U8LrA

Live assemblies were also held for all 3rd year and TY students to give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may have around Senior Cycle. Guidance Counsellors, Year Heads and members of the Senior Management Team were present.

We would ask that all supporting materials (Virtual Options Evening Presentations and Resources on our Website) are reviewed and discussed by students and their parents/guardians.

Welcome / Introduction Presentation for Virtual Options Evening 2021

Transition Year

Transition Year Virtual Options Evening 2021 Presentation

5th Year - Subject Choice

5th Year Subject Choice Options Evening 2021 Presentation

Subject Choices Available at Senior Cycle in Abbey Community College

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

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 (LCA)

Leaving Certificate Applied Options Evening 2021 Presentation

LCA Overview Information Leaflet

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:

To apply for Transition Year

An Assignment will be posted to the 3rd Year Group Team (Ms Cummin’s Year Head Group) on Microsoft Teams on Friday, 5th February at 09.00am. Students who have chosen to apply for Transition Year for 2021-2022 will be directed to two Forms. Both Forms must be completed by Thursday, 11th February at 12.00pm. Both Forms must be completed by both students and their parents/guardians.

To submit subject choices for 5th Year – Leaving Certificate Subject Choice

  1. 3rd Years Only: An Assignment will be posted to the 3rd Year Group Team (Ms Cummin’s Year Head Group) on Microsoft Teams on Friday, 5th February at 09.00am. Students who have chosen to move directly to 5th Year in September 2021 will be directed to one Form. This Form must be completed by Thursday, 11th February at 12.00pm.
  2. Parents / Guardians of 3rd Years and TY Students: VSware Submission of Subject Preferences: Parents/Guardians must log into their existing VSware account and enter their child’s subject preferences for 5th 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 09.00am on Friday, 5th February until 12.00pm on Thursday, 11th February. A video demonstration of how to enter subject preferences on VSware can be found here.

To apply for 5th Year – Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

3rd Years: An Assignment will be posted to the 3rd Year Group Team (Ms Cummin’s Year Head Group) on Friday, 5th February at 09.00am. Students who have chosen to apply for the Leaving Certificate Applied for September 2021 will be directed to two Forms. Both Forms must be completed by Thursday, 11th February at 12.00pm.

TY students: An Assignment will be posted to the TY Year Group Team (Transition Year Class of 2020/21) on Microsoft Teams on Friday, 5th February at 09.00am. Students who have chosen to apply for the Leaving Certificate Applied for September 2021 will be directed to one Form. This Form must be completed by Thursday, 11th February at 12.00pm.

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

Transition Year

Ms. O’Rielly: TY Year Head

Ms. Doherty: Programme Co-Ordinator

5th Year Leaving Cert Subject Choice

Ms. Tynan: Guidance Counsellor

Ms. Finnegan: Guidance Counsellor

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Ms. Doherty: Programme Co-ordinator

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