First Years

 

In their First year, pupils are divided in classes of mixed ability, based on their scores at Assessment Test. The Assessment test is held in the school during a Saturday in January and it tests the students’ abilities of Verbal, Reading and Numeracy. The test also helps to identify those students who may need special assistance in these areas in their first yr.

Students study music with Mr Finn

 

Core Subjects

Option Subjects

Gaeilge

Business Studies

English

French

Mathematics

Science

Geography

Materials Technology (Woodwork)

Religion **

Technology

History

Music

Physical Education. (P.E.) *

Art

Civis, Social & Political Ed (CSPE)

Technical Graphics (Drawing)

Social, Physical & Health Ed (SPHE) *

German

 

* indicates that the subject is not examinable at Junior Certificate Examinations

** indicates that the subject is core to the school curriculum but optional for Junior Cert Examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Yr students at Materials Technology

A large selection of subjects are offered in 1st Year – the ‘core’ subjects, which all students are required to study alongside the ‘option’ subjects. Student are provided with a most extensive sample of these option subjects in First Yr This is to help them make the best informed decision, when selecting the ‘option’ subjects which they will take in 2nd Yr and onwards to their Junior Cert. Some of the option subjects are offered on a Modular basis which allows for a greater concentration of classes over a shorter time period, while other option subjects continue throughout the school yr, with lesser classes per week.


Regular class examinations take place throughout the school year, with full house exams for all yrs at Christmas and Summer. The Summer 1st Yr Examination is of particular importance to 1st Yrs with all students sitting a common test in each subject. This is to provide a consistency, when determining the abilities of students for particular subjects and the level within that subject when the student commences 2nd Yr.

 

Bill looking for a few 'Apprentices' !!

Special Needs

Our Learning Support teacher, Ms Maureen O’Mahony is on hand to identify those students who require learning support across the 1st Yr curriculum and to advise on the best course of action to be followed in the case of students requiring ‘special needs’ assistance. Enquiries in this area should be directed to Maureen by arranging an appointment through the school office at office@midletoncbs.ie or 021-4631555

 

 

 

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