New CAO Points for 2017
Guidance within Moville Community College...
Guidance refers to a range of learning experiences designed to help students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices. These choices can be categorised into 3 separate but interlinked areas:
This is provided through classes in 3rd Year, Transition Year, 4th Year, 5th Year, various guidance activities and one to one meetings with the Guidance Counsellor, Sinead Mc Carron
Students can attend college open days and talks by guest speakers from industry and further and higher education providers.
Students have the opportunity to attend The Donegal Career Fair and the annual Higher Options Career Conference in the RDS.
Parent Information evenings are offered on Applying to College and The Cost of Going to College.
Career Guidance Websites:
Students can seek advice on subject choice, subject level, time management, exam worries and other issues in relation to their education.
The Guidance Counsellor provides information and advice about subject choice at the Incoming First Year Evening and the end of First Year.
In 3rd Year students undertake The Eirquest Career Interest Test which forms a solid basis for Leaving Certificate subject choice. An information evening is held for parents and students about subject choice at this time and students are given information and advice through classes and in a one to one setting.
Parents and students are welcome to contact the Guidance Counsellor to avail of advice and guidance.
Personal Guidance (Counselling)
Counselling is provided in a one to one setting. It helps students to explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them. Students are given care and support to cope with the many aspects of growing up and any aspect of their life that is causing them difficulty. The nature of this work is confidential. Students can refer themselves or be referred by teachers or parents. Voluntary participation of the student is respected at all times.
In some situations it may be necessary to refer the student to an outside organisation who is better placed to provide the most appropriate help and support. This will always be done with the involvement of the student.
The Transition from Primary School
This is a link to a document from the institute of guidance counsellors on the transition of students from primary school to secondary school.
Making a CAO Application
Making a UCAS Application
HEAR - Higher Education Access Route
The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.
DARE - Disability Access Route to Education
The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.