6th Year Guidance
The Guidance Department provides detailed presentations throughout the school year on the following topics:
- Overview of the School Year from a Guidance Perspective
- Study Skills, Motivation and Goal Setting (Outside Agency)
- UCAS Application Process
- Guidance Passport
- CAO System and Application Process
- Exam Technique
- PLC Colleges and Other Alternatives
- End of year General Information & Advice
- Study & Stress
The purpose of these presentations is to assist students in making informed decisions in the progression to 3rd Level.
Full day seminar on study skills and exam techniques
UCAS Application Process for Veterinary, Dentistry, Medicine, Oxford and Cambridge
Meet with 6th Year students to begin with the CAO Application Process and 3rd Level Progression
November - December
Information Session for parents re CAO Application Process
Second individual meeting with students to further explore the CAO Application Process and 3rd Level Progression
Virtual College and University School Visits and College Open Days
UCAS Application Process
January - March
Completing DARE and HEAR applications with students.
Exploring and applying to academic and sporting scholarships.
Individual career appointments for PLC applications
Virtual 3rd Level School Visits and College Open Days
April - May
Exam Technique Presentation
Ongoing throughout the year:
Positive steps to wellbeing promoted through Tutor period.
Anti-Bullying Education Programme
Personal counselling for students as required
Please find a copy of the 6th Year Parents Evening talk on the CAO process:
6th Year Career Guidance and Wellbeing Padlet
Comprehensive online resource updated on regular basis by the Guidance Department with information for 6th Year pupils in relation to college open days, study skills, motivation, wellbeing, colleges, etc.