The guidance process should help the student to develop and accept a full Personal, Social, Educational and Career awareness of her own personal talents and abilities. In this way, students learn to grow in independence and to make well informed decisions about their lives.



Ms Karen Parker presented a Power Point Presentation to 6th Year Parents in November 2023.

She has prepared the following presentation for those who could not attend the meeting CAO & Other Career Options_Presentation-2023-2024

Parents Guardians Careers Key Info 23-24

Click on the following link to access the Power Point Presentation  re. Subject Choices for Senior Cycle – Subject Choice 


Details Re. the HEAR and DARE Schemes – click link to open handbooks Re.   – HEAR Handbook 2023 and  DARE Handbook 2023– 





Click on the following link to access the Study Skills Presentation from the recent Study Seminar: Study Skills Parents Presentation


Junior Cycle Programme

Transition Year Programme 

Careers Inventory Tests and Personality tests including those available on

Opportunities available on leaving school

  • National Framework of Qualifications Levels 1-10 – NQAI
  • Requirements for Third level institutions
  • College Requirements
    • NUI
    • Trinity College
    • DCU / UL / DIT / Institutes of Technology
  • Faculty Requirements
  • Points
  • CAO and its alternatives
    View Powerpoint  CAO – Updated 2020 (2.5mb)
  • FETAC Links
  • PLC Colleges and Courses available
  • Apprenticeships –
  • Scholarships / Grants – &

Information on a variety of career areas to include

Each student is encouraged to explore areas of career interest. Through appropriate research, using ICT and resources available in the Careers Library, each student is expected to submit a Project on one area of interest in relation to a chosen career.

Related Activities

  • Preparation for the world of work: C.V.’s, Application forms, Letters of Application, Interview Techniques
  • ‘Be Real Game’
  • Visits to companies/careers events e.g. Facebook and Ryanair HQ
  • Talks by colleges and organisation in specific career areas e.g. Tourist Board

Senior Cycle Programme

  • Assist in the successful transition from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle
  • Implication of Levels at which subjects are taken in relation to career choice
  • Training in the use of ICT in Educational Guidance / Career Choice
    • Career Interest Inventories, Personality Tests and Career areas are researched using ICT.

CAO and its alternatives are outlined and explained to students. An Information Evening on this topic is held for 6th Year Parents.

Preparation for the World of Work – C.V.’s, Application Forms, Letters of Application, Interview skills.

  • Mock interviews are offered to all 5th Year students and carried out in March by parties from the relevant career areas

Guest Speakers – Guest speakers from Various Universities, Institutes of Technology, Post-Leaving Certificate Colleges and career areas are invited to address interested students.

Study skills, Examination Technique, Motivation, Stress Management.

One to one Career Guidance Interviews with Leaving Certificate students.

Personal Guidance and Support for all students.

Useful Websites