Choosing Leaving Certificate (LC) options can be a challenge. Your choices might affect your possible entry into specific courses and your potential Leaving Certificate points. So where to start?
Firstly, it is important to make an audit of the subjects that you studied for your Junior Certificate. The level and result you achieved in the Junior Certificate is an indicator of your aptitude in these subjects.
Next, use an online website to discover your learning style. Your learning style could be read/write, aural, visual or kinaesthetic. You can use this to evaluate which subjects suit your learning style.
Informing yourself is essential.
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Finally, complete an interest test on www.careersportal.ie. Use your results to search for courses that suit your type. With this information research a number of courses suited to your type. Find the entry requirements of each of these courses. Refer to these when selecting your LC subjects. An example would be Higher level maths for Level 8 Engineering courses, a science subject for Speech and Language Therapy and finally, chemistry for the majority of Medical courses.
In conclusion, choosing suitable LC subjects requires relevant research. I would of course recommend an in-depth discussion with a profession Career Guidance Counsellor.