Room to Create

On the 21st of March 2019 students from JC2 to LC2 were given the opportunity to attend a talk about the ‘Room to Create’ project. Twenty- two students attended the event, held in the library. This creative project will take place over Easter for teenagers.

The ‘Room to Create’ project is organised by Orchard Recording Studio in Enniscorthy, in conjunction with composer Laura Hyland and Music Generation Wexford. During the course the teenagers will learn how to record sound and image with Mr. Brendan Carthy and Mr. Paul Dowling. They will also create their own music and soundscapes for live performance, film and video art with artist composer Laura Hyland.

A huge thank you to both Brendan and Laura for their presentation.

CAO Important Dates 2019

Check Important Dates Section on the CAO website www.cao.ie

In April students received a letter from the CAO with important information re the CAO and important dates.

Statement of Application Record

Students should check their Statement of Application Record to ensure all the information on it is correct. If there are any errors or omissions, they should notify the CAO immediately. Via the website. First you must log in and then use the ‘contact us’ section.

Change of Mind

To submit changes to course choice applicants should use the Change of Mind facility on the CAO website no later than July 1st at 17:15pm.

When applicants use a change of mind facility, they will receive an automatic email and they can also log into their account to verify all changes have been recorded.

Offer of Places

Round one offers on Thursday 15th August at 14:00pm.

This year no postal offers in round one or two. Offers must be viewed and an acceptance of an offer online at: www.cao.ie

Applicants will also receive an SMS text and an email if they have been deemed eligible for an offer.

Reply date for round one offer is Friday 23rd August at 17:15pm.

Round two offers will be available at www.cao.ie from 10:00am Wednesday 28th August.

Reply date for acceptance of round two offers is Friday 30th August at 17:15pm.

Contacting CAO at the offer stage

Applicants should email the CAO from the Correspondence section of their CAO account. Normally emails are responded to within one working day.

Information taken from letter sent to students in April by Mr. J O’Grady General Manager, Central Applications Office, Tower House Eglinton Street, Galway.

Please Click on the links below for relevant information.

Career Guidance – Important Dates

TU Dublin- Technological University 1st January 2019

Subject Choice for Students in Bridgetown College

When making subject choices, students are encouraged to read the  booklets given, to research online, to speak to subject teachers, to consult parents and important others, such as the guidance counsellor in considering their options.

First Year

In brief, it is proposed that, at the level of the Junior Cycle, the primary consideration in choosing a subject is a student’s liking for that subject.
It is also proposed that, in addition to Irish, English and Mathematics, the ‘safe range’ of subjects in Junior Cycle includes an additional language and Science.

Senior Cycle

For the Senior Cycle, it is proposed that, in addition to liking a subject, and having an aptitude for it students need to consider the entry requirements for their chosen career or course.

It is obvious that such consideration takes time for most students and that much information is required.

The Junior Certificate and Transition Year students have been given two booklets to read:

  1. Planning for after the Junior Certificate (Advice re subject choice / LCA/ TY / LC options and the
  2. Differential Aptitude Test (Explained)

The NCCA website at https://www.curriculumonline.ie/Senior-cycle is an essential resource for this purpose.

Also, students were asked to research the following websites:

Qualifax http://www.qualifax.ie/ ,

CAO http://www.cao.ie/   and

Careers Portal https://careersportal.ie/

as they also very useful in identifying course entry requirements.

Students can make an appointment with Ms. Browne Guidance Counsellor to discuss subject choice / other options.