Malahide Community School, 1st Year Option subject sampling preferences 2020-21
1. First Years follow a curriculum of 9 subjects.
These are divided into a mandatory core and a set of options.
Subjects are usually taught on a mixed ability basis.
Students will be assessed in Maths at the end of first year so that they can be assigned to appropriated level from the beginning of 2nd year.

2. The Core Subjects are: Irish, English, Maths, History, Science, Religious Education, Physical Education, ICT, CSPE (Civic, Social and Political Education) and SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education). First Years study all of these subjects.

3. All students will sample French, German and Spanish before selecting their modern continental language during October. A modern foreign language is an essential part of the training of young Europeans and is a basic entry requirement for most courses in NUI colleges (UCD, NUIM, etc.) and for many other 3rd level courses.

4. [a] The Optional Subjects are:Visual Art, Business Studies, Geography, Home Economics, Music, Applied Technology, Graphics, Wood Technology and Engineering (Metal). Students may check for information on the content of the Junior Certificate subjects listed above.
[b] Students sample 4 subjects from the optional subjects and then select their 2 subjects for Junior Certificate by the October Mid-term.
[c] Please be aware that choices made at this stage can affect options available for Leaving Cert.

5. Students should indicate six subject choices in case any of your first four choices are unavailable.
Please select 1 subject from each list in order of preference.

The form should be completed by Thursday 23rd January.
If you would like to change your mind after that date, please send the change via email to
Student surname *
Your answer
Student first name *
Your answer
Home Address *
Your answer
email address of one parent (primary contact) *
Your answer
email address of second parent (optional)
Your answer
Subject Preference 1 (The subject I most want to study) *
Subject Preference 2 (the 2nd subject I want to study) *
Subject Preference 3 (the 3rd subject I want to study) *
Subject Preference 4 (the 4th subject I want to study) *
Subject Preference 5 (Reserve Choice) *
Subject Preference 6 (Reserve Choice) *
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