Thursday 28 May 2015

Maynooth University Maths Exam

Maynooth will hold Maths Entry exam for students hoping to do Electronic Engineering but who don't achieve HC3. See HERE

CIT Special Maths Exam

Cork IT are also holding a separate Maths exam. See here for details

UL Special Mathematics Entrance Examination 2015

University of Limerick Special Mathematics Entrance Examination 2015

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 (2.30pm-5.30pm)
This examination is for students who achieve sufficient CAO entry points and satisfy all other entrance requirements, but who do not achieve the requisite grade in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate for Faculty of Science and Engineering undergraduate degrees.  Candidates who pass this special examination are deemed to have satisfied the Mathematics entry requirement.  It will be corrected on a pass/fail basis and no additional points will be awarded.
Application form to be sent together with a non-refundable fee of €40. The application form will be available from UL nearer the Leaving Certificate results. See here for more details

New course in UCD - Financial Mathematics (Science)

UCD have added a new degree called Financial Mathematics to the DN200 Science common entry course. It is within the Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences (MPG) option. Financial Mathematics will be available for all students starting the UCD DN200 Science course in September 2015.
It is particularly suitable for students who are interested in a degree in Mathematics and who would like to pursue a career within the financial sector. The web page for this new subject is at and the subject career pathway is online at
If you have any queries about this subject please email Professor Gary McGuire at or telephone Mr Gary Dunne on 01 716 2637.

Tuesday 19 May 2015

IADT CAO Open Evening

IADT is hosting a CAO Change of Mind Open Evening on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 from 4pm to 6pm. 5th year students are also welcome to visit in order to start exploring their options at IADT.
Time               Talk                                                                                                                
4.30pm            Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities Talk                          
                        (Entrepreneurship; Arts Management; English, Media & Cultural Studies)
4.30pm            Applied Psychology Talk                                                                  
4.50pm            Creative Media Technologies Talk                                       
5pm                 Departments of Design and Visual Arts & Film and Media (including Portfolio   
                         Requirements) Talk                            
5.10pm           Creative Computing Talk                                                      

Monday 18 May 2015

Games Design DIT

DIT Aungier Street will host an info day from 2-4pm this Wednesday 20th May. Any student in TY, 5th or 6th year should consider going if interested in Gaming. For more info and booking please see this link

Skills shortage prediction

This new report indicates a shortage of skills that will be needed within the next five years, including engineering, languages, ICT and specific quantitative skills

6th years CAO Alert Lists

You have already received this information in paper form with your CAO Statement of Application but here is a link to the Alert Lists published. An Alert List is used to provide updates of new courses offered, cancelled course, changes to course entry requirements and other relevant changes to admissions related information.

Friday 15 May 2015

6th years CAO Change of Mind and Offers info

For all 6th years and parents here's a info sheet on CAO Change of Mind and Offers stages.

Attn. 3rd years - TY Work Experience 2015/16

If any prospective TY students for 2015/16 are interested in applying for work experience with the Irish Times please to send an email expressing your interest, plus any other relevant information as to why you would like to gain experience with the Irish Times, to in August 2015.  They will review and respond as soon as possible. See Ms. O’Connor for assistance if needed

Thursday 14 May 2015

5th years NUIG summer school

NUI Galway is holding a series of Summer Schools for students interested in studying at the University. This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to get a real taste of University life and to enjoy a wide range of hands-on practical activities. Book online here

6th Years

Any 6th years who would like an appointment anytime tomorrow or next week to discuss CAO or anything else relating to study, exams or college please feel free to contact me in the school on the school number or at Wishing you all the best of luck with everything... and remember in the words of Doc Brown....

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Aiming Higher - Parents' guide to third level

University of Limerick and the HEA have published a guide with the purpose of giving parents a practical understanding of the higher education system in Ireland and to help them to support their son or daughter in making informed decisions around third level courses and career choices. Please see the link for a copy of the guide

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Useful websites for study skills and revision notes

Please see this link for a list of useful websites for study skills and notes

5th years - UCD Computer Science Summer School

UCD are hosting a Computer Science Summer School for 5th year students. Anyone who might be interested please see this link for further info and booking or talk to Ms. O'Connor

Monday 11 May 2015

TY Work Experience for 2015/16

Attention 3rd years. National Gallery is accepting applications for work experience during transition year now. See the website for application form

Tuesday 5 May 2015

IADT Department of Technology and Psychology Student Showcase 13th May

IADT Department of Technology and Psychology are hosting their Student Showcase on the 13th May. All TY, 5th and 6th years welcome. See below for detail. Anyone interested email or see Ms. O'Connor 

SUSI Grant Application System Open

Any 6th years who think they may be eligible for a grant next year can now apply online at SUSI . If you want to check whether you should apply see here for info. If you still aren't sure please see Ms. O'Connor

Computer Science Trinity

Computer Science in Trinity has been ranked amongst the top 100 Computer Science degrees in the world and number 1 in Ireland. See this article for more info

CAO Change of Mind

Attention 6th years, CAO has opened today for Course Change of Mind. Please see this short video on how to go about the process. Please see Ms. O'Connor for any queries or guidance