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All junior cycle students take courses leading to the Junior Certificate, the State examination taken at the end of the third year of junior cycle. Subjects are normally studied at either Ordinary or Higher Level. In total, 18 different subjects are offered. We are the only all-girls school in Galway City to offer Technology. First year students take part in a Taster Programme where they can sample option subjects and different languages before making a final decision.
In addition to sitting the Junior Certificate, students follow the JCSP programme and are given extra supports in Literacy and Numeracy. They benefit from practical project work, personal reading as well as other literacy and numeracy based activities. Students receive accreditation from the Department of Education and Skills for their achievements over three years.
Jointly-sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partner Fidelity Investments, Futurewize is designed by Junior Achievement Ireland and developed for delivery by business volunteers.
In 2016/17, more than 2,000 students will complete Futurewize with 80 trained business volunteers from Fidelity Investments and other volunteer companies. Working with the 13-15 year olds in their own classrooms once a week for five weeks, Futurewize volunteers will serve to highlight the importance and relevance of STEM subjects and their links to a huge range of potential career pathways.
The official launch of the Futurewize programme was attended by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. who lent his support to the innovative programme. A number of our first year students attended the launch of the programme at Fidelity Investments, Galway.
They were welcomed by Steve Ashmore, Head of Technology Services at Fidelity Investments. The girls then described the programme to a group of graduate employees at Fidelity Investments.