Curriculum: Junior Cycle

At Junior Cycle, the following subjects are offered:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Religious Education
  • Civic Social & Political Education
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • PE
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Home Economics
  • Business
  • Art
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Music
  • Latin (available after school)

Curriculum: Senior Cycle

At Senior Cycle, the following subjects are offered:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education
  • PE
  • Guidance
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Home Economics (Soc & Sci)
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Classical Studies
  • Art
  • Music

For more in-depth information on the curriculum, please contact the school by telephone, email or phone via our contact page.


Curriculum: Transition Year Modules

The TY Curriculum is a balance between the academic and the non-academic and is regularly reviewed and assessed by both teachers and students. As a result subjects on offer are subject to change and revision each year. In the academic year 2013/14, the curriculum offered to students is on the whole modular based and offered the following modules:

Academic Areas 2013-14

Core Subjects

  • Religion
  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Studies (ECDL)
  • Mini-Company
  • Work Experience  (Pastoral Care)
  • Students choose one of French / Spanish / German

Academic Modules

  • Accountancy
  • Biology
  • Classical Studies
  • Geography
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Economics
  • Physics

Sample Modules

  • Art
  • Career Guidance
  • Chinese
  • Community Care
  • Cultural Education
  • Current Affairs
  • Development Education
  • Fencing
  • First Aid
  • Japanese
  • Local Studies
  • Song Writing
  • Bridge
  • Computers
  • Culinary Skills
  • Drama
  • Fashion Design
  • Film Studies
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Self Defence
  • SPHE
  • Website

For more in-depth information on the curriculum, please contact the school by telephone, email or phone via our contact page.


Curriculum: Transition Year Structure

Transition Year was first introduced to Loreto Foxrock in 1986 with 42 students taking part. The programme has grown to accommodate 123 students registered in 2013-14. Loreto Foxrock is one of over 553 schools that offer the programme nation-wide.  Transition Year is managed and run by the Transition Year Team – a Programme Co-ordinator and five Class Tutors.

Assessment:

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process.  In accordance with the Transition Year Programme Guidelines and best practice, students are assessed on all aspects of the TY programme.  Various methods of assessments are employed which best suit or compliment the subjects being taught.  In summary, assessment of the students' work and progress in TY is done by the following means (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Teachers may employ continuous assessment methods within individual subjects
  • Written, Aural and Oral examinations as appropriate within individual subjects
  • Evaluation of assigned Reports within the individual subjects
  • Christmas and Summer Reports
  • Transition Year Diary
  • Transition Year Folder – Student Profile
  • Work Experience Diaries
  • Community Care Outreach Programme Diary/Report
  • Student presentation on the above programmes
  • Module Evaluations by Student
  • Examination of Book Reports
  • Monitoring of Attendance
  • Monitoring of general conduct and behaviour
  • Evaluation of Transition Year by Parents
  • End of Year Night for Transition Year

Expected Qualifications 2013-14

OrganisationQualifications and Awards
Dept of Education & Skills Certificate of Participation in the TY Programme
Loreto College Foxrock TY Certificate - Distinction, Honours, Merit
ECDL Ireland Ltd ECDL certification
An Gaisce: Bronze Award
First Aid Award: Introduction to First Aid Certificate
AIB's Build a Bank Programme Certificate of Participation

Further certificates may be awarded from various activities during the course of the year.

 

For more in-depth information on the curriculum, please contact the school by telephone, email or phone via our contact page

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