Welcome to Guidance and Counselling in Franciscan College Gormanston.
Guidance refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices. These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas Personal and Social, Educational and Career.
Counselling empowers the students to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviours and resolve issues in their lives. Sometimes in Franciscan College, Gormanston this may be personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or it may involve combinations of each. Counselling is a key part of the school guidance key programme offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis.
The guidance counsellor provides support also to parents, teachers and the school management in assisting the personal and social, career and educational development of the students. Career guidance and counselling is viewed in Franciscan College, Gormanston as a process – not an event – which begins on the student’s entry in first year and continues right through the five or six years spent in the school.
Please check out upcoming career events that are due to happen in 2017-2018. Events will be listed on the Blackboard on the right ->
Careers and Courses website- http://www.courses4u.ie/Courses4U.html
http://www.topuniversities.com - Click here to see the World Rankings of all Universities.
Skills Ireland- http://www.skillsireland.ie
Fetch courses was set up by Solas the further education training authority Educational and training boards Ireland ETBI. It includes PLC courses as well as other course and is a valuable search tool for the same
For all information on student grants for 2016/17 please go to susi.ie
www.studentfinance.ie- This contains information on grants and finance for students progressing onto third level education.
www.accesscollege.ie - Information on the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route).
www.coursehub.ie - An independent website where third level students rate the college course they are completing. Offers a good insight to experiencing the particular course.
Please click on this link to view all accepted third level degree courses that are recognised for second level teaching by The Teaching Council of Ireland accepts- click here
http://www.dit.ie/engzone/- Dublin Institute of Education engineering website to assist secondary students in understanding what engineering is all about.
www.learnabroad.ie- An information website to assist Irish students to study undergraduate degrees around the world.
www.studyhub.ie- You will need an Eircom account to register with StudyHub. You will get your account number from the monthly bill at home.
www.mocks.ie- Exam tips, notes, aural tests and revision tools.
www.examinations.ie- Exam papers and marking schemes can be accessed on this site. There is also a statistics section that shows the likelihood of getting certain grades in particular subjects.