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 26th March


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

APPLIED MATHS

ART

BIOLOGY

BUSINESS


CHEMISTRY

CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION GRAPHICS

ECONOMICS

ENGINEERING

GEOGRAPHY


GERMAN

HISTORY

HOME ECONOMICS

MUSIC

POLITICS AND SOCIETY

PHYSICS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Option Subjects Presentations

Our teachers have put together helpful videos so students make better decisions when choosing option subjects.

Accounting - done

ACCOUNTING

Agricultural Science - Subject Fair

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

Applied Maths - Done

APPLIED MATHS

Art - Subject Fair

ART

Biology - Subject Fair

BIOLOGY

Business - Subject Fair

BUSINESS STUDIES

Chemistry - Subject Fair

CHEMISTRY

Construction - Subject Fair

CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

DCG - Subject Fair

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION GRAPHICS

Economics - Subject Fair

ECONOMICS

Engineering - Subject Fair

ENGINEERING

Geography - Subject Fair

GEOGRAPHY

German - Subject Fair

GERMAN

History - Subject Fair

HISTORY

Home Economics , Social & Scientific- Done

HOME ECONOMICS

Music at Leaving Cert

MUSIC

Politics and Society - Subject Fair

POLITICS and SOCIETY

Physics - Subject Fair

PHYSICS

Leaving Cert Physical Education - Subject Fair

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 up to 26th March 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

Do you want to Do LCVP

What is LCVP

The first presentation is concerning what is LCVP, who can do it and why.

The second Presentation is on the content of LCVP

LCVP in St Colmans
LCVP - Done

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

No you choose when you enter 5th year but please keep in mind if you wish to do LCVP

a) you need to be doing a continental language

b) you need to choose a subject combinations which matches either of 1 to 16 as covered on slide 4 of "LCVP in St Colmans"

Remember if you need help email options@colmans.ie