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Senior Cycle Options
Leaving Cert Subjects and Grades 
FAQ's Subject Choice  
Senior Cycle Subjects - An Overview 
Subjects and Aptitude Tests 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - LCVP 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - Language & Science 
Easiest Leaving Cert subjects?  
LC Subjects-The Irish Times 
Options' Night Presentations  
Careers News
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New Leaving Cert Points Scale 
Careers Articles
10 Essential CV Writing Verbs 
CAO Summary and Checklist  
CAO - Change of Mind Tips 
Careers Articles
Information for Parents 
Alternative Study Routes 
Useful Websites and Apps 
STEM Education in Ireland 
Careers Using the Irish Language 
Job Hunting and Interviews  
Third Level Grants
How to apply for a SUSI grant? 
College Supports
Students with Disabilities  
Third Level Scolarships 
Third Level
Going to College... 
College Accomodation 
Incoming 1st Year Students
First Year Options 2017 
Detailed Information on Junior Cert Subjects 
10 tips for parents of children starting secondary school 
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School 
Waterford Support Services
Support Services in Waterford 
Study & Exams
Stress Fact Sheet  
Study Tips 
Avoid Exam Stress 
Relax Body & Mind 
Study Abroad
Why Study Abroad? 
Study in the UK 

Subjects and Aptitude Tests






1) Verbal Reasoning:

This test measures the ability to reason with words, to understand and use concepts expressed in words. This skill is important in academic courses, in jobs requiring written or oral communication and in jobs involving high levels of authority and responsibility.

• Business, Education, Social science

• Marketing, Journalism, Psychology

• Law, Media, Human Resource Management

• Auctioneering, Librarian, Speech Therapy

• Public Relations, Advertising, Civil service

• Foreign Affairs, Author, Proof Reader

• Salesperson, Linguist, Politics

• Management, Science


Consider the following subjects: Languages, History, Geography, Home Economics, Business, Music.


2) Numerical Reasoning:

This test measures the ability to perform mathematical reasoning tasks. This strength is generally important in school work especially for fields such as maths, chemistry, physics and engineering.

• Accountancy, Computer, Applications

• Laboratory Technician, Computer Science

• Carpentry, Systems Analyst

• Market Research, Information Systems

• Engineering, Valuer

• Air Traffic Controller, Buyer

• Design, Auditor

• Tax Consultant, Actuary

• Bank Official, Finance/ Investment

• Insurance Broker, Statistician


Consider the following subjects: Accounting, Applied Maths, Music, Engineering, Design & Communications Graphics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.


3) Non-Verbal Reasoning:

This test is a non-verbal, non-numerical measure of reasoning power. It tests the ability to see relationships among objects, patterns, diagrams or designs. This skill is useful in careers requiring the person to see relationships between objects in terms of their size, shape, position and quantity.

• Maths, Computers, Animation

• Design, Architecture, Mechanic

• Art, Construction, Photography

• Carpentry, Conservation, Law

• Forensic Scientist, Laboratory Technician


Applied Maths, Art, DCG, Construction Studies, Chemistry

) Spatial Relations:

This test measures the ability to visualise, to think in three dimensions or to picture mentally the size, shape and position of objects when shown only a two dimensional picture or pattern. This skill is vital in order to understand technical drawings.

• Architects, Fashion Design

• Architectural Technicians, Interior Design

• Engineers, Industrial Design

• Creative Artists Stage / Set Designers

• Photographers, Town Planner

• Hairdressers

• Designers, Jewellery Designers

• Surveyors, Technical Illustrator

• Animators


Consider the following subjects: Art, Engineering, Home Economics, Construction, Geography, DCG






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