LOOK AT TEXTBOOKS AND RESOURCES USED BY STUDENTS IN THE SUBJECTS.
TALK TO STUDENTS WHO ARE ALREADY STUDYING THE SUBJECT
LISTEN CAREFULLY AT CLASS TALKS
DOES THE SUBJECT MAINLY INVOLVE LEARNING FROM A TEXTBOOK?
ARE THERE ANY FIELD TRIPS,PRACTICAL WORK, OR EXPERIMENTS?
HOW MUCH ASSESSMENT IS BASED ON THEORY COMPARED TO PRACTICAL WORK, WRITTEN COMPARED TO ORAL WORK?
KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER
INTEREST- WHAT DOES YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER LIKE TO DO? WHAT ARE THEIR INTERESTS AND ABILITIES AND HOW DO THESE RELATE TO SCHOOL SUBJECTS.
• CHOOSING SUBJECTS THEY ARE NATURALLY INTERESTED IN MAXIMISES MOTIVATION AND ENGAGEMENT AND INCREASES THEIR LIKLIHOOD OF SUCCESS
ABILITY- WHAT ARE YOUR CHILDS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
• ARE THEY VISUAL LEARNERS OR GOOD WITH WRITTEN MATERIAL?
• DO THEY EXCEL AT PRACTICAL HANDS-ON LEARNING?
SEEK ADVICE FROM
STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING THE SUBJECTS
WHAT NOT TO DO!
IT IS UNWISE TO EITHER TAKE OR AVOID A SUBJECT BECAUSE:
SOMEONE TOLD YOUR SON/DAUGHTER THAT THEY WILL LIKE OR DISLIKE IT
THEIR FRIENDS ARE NOT TAKING IT
THEY HEARD THE TEACHER IS NOT LIKED OR IS TOO CROSS
IT IS AN ALL “BOYS” OR ALL “GIRLS” SUBJECT
ONLY SWOTS DO THAT SUBJECT.
CHOOSE THE SUBJECT BECAUSE IT IS A DOSS!.
IF I DON’T DO IT I WONT BE ABLE TO DO IT AT COLLEGE.
SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DO BUT YOU NEVER GOT THE CHANCE
WHAT TO DO IN BANAGHER COLLEGE
ON THE SUBJECT CHOICE FORM CHOOSE 5 SUBJECTS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE FROM THE CHOICE SUBJECTS LIST
PLEASE ENSURE YOU WRITE YOUR SUBJECTS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE i.e. No.1 being the subject you most want to do and so on.
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