5th year Subject Options

On this page you will find information on the subjects that students can select for Leaving Certificate, and instructions on how to log in to Vsware to complete the selection process, and the help email address.

Deadline Date for Subject Choices

Friday 22nd March  2024


Core Subjects

These subjects do not need to be selected as these are mandatory subjects.

Leaving Certificate students study the following core subjects:

English

Irish

Mathematics


Option Subjects

We offer 20 subject options in Senior Cycle, of which students study 4. We ask students to select 8 subjects  in order of preference in VSWare, and we offer students four of these. For many this will be their first 4 preferences, however we cannot guarantee this as practical subjects in particular have max class sizes that are permitted in schools.

Option Subjects

CHOICE SUBJECTS: In addition, each Fifth year student will choose to study any four of the following choice subjects listed below. In order to accommodate as many student preferences as possible in the Fifth Year timetable you are asked to list in order of preference  8 subjects on VSware from the following subjects: 

ACCOUNTING

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

ART

BIOLOGY

BUSINESS 


CHEMISTRY

COMPUTER SCIENCE 

CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION GRAPHICS

ECONOMICS

ENGINEERING

GEOGRAPHY


GERMAN

HISTORY

HOME ECONOMICS 

MUSIC

POLITICS AND SOCIETY

PHYSICS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SPANISH

Option Subjects Video Presentations

We would like to thank our senior cycle students and teachers for allowing us record them at work for you to an inside view on the option subjects we offer.

Accounting.MOV

ACCOUNTING

Agricultural science .MOV

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

Art.MOV

ART

Biology .MOV

BIOLOGY

Business .MOV

BUSINESS STUDIES

Computer science.MOV

Computer Science

Chemistry .MOV

CHEMISTRY

Construction studies.MOV

CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

DCG .MOV

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION GRAPHICS

Economics.MOV

ECONOMICS

Engineering.MOV

ENGINEERING

Geography.MOV

GEOGRAPHY

German.MOV

GERMAN

History.MOV

HISTORY

Home Economics .MOV

HOME ECONOMICS

Music.MOV

MUSIC

Pol soc.MOV

POLITICS and SOCIETY

Physics .MOV

PHYSICS

Physical Education .MOV

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Selecting Options

Subjects are selected  in VSWare Watch Video below on how to enter options into VSWare ,

options.mp4

Watch Video on How to choose Subject Options in VSWare

Changing Subjects if a Change of Mind

Parents can log back in at any time during the subject options choosing period and change subjects chosen and this will overwrite previous selection. 

After this date it is much more difficult to change subjects as many subjects are full after this date and subjects are arranged in blocks so subject moves are quite limited at that stage.

Will my child get the subjects they choose

Please note that while we endeavour to provide students with their highest ranked choices this is not always possible.

If you need help email options@colmans.ie  

Presentation given by Guidance on Senior Cycle Options

Copy of SENIOR CYCLE OPTIONS 2022 parents presentation

Do you want to Do LCVP

What is LCVP


LCVP in St Colmans u

Do I have to decide now if I wish to do LCVP?

No you choose when you enter 5th year 

Remember if you need help email options@colmans.ie