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Clare students honoured for career skills awards

Eleven students from Clare received awards in the 2018 National Careers Skills competition. Nine students from Coláiste Muire, Ennis and two from Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon were awarded prizes for their submissions in the Transition Year category. Ennis studen Éabha Fitzpatrick was awarded joint second prize for her work as an aeronautical engineer while Aoife Daffy was highly commended for her work experience as an accountant. Commended students in the category were Shona Duffy for arts administration, Aoife Guilfoyle and Finia O’Brien for occupational therapy, Regina Yeung for accountancy, Amy Browne for her work in hospitality and both Maryam Rahman and Michelle Power for their work experience as a doctors. Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon students Eva Cullinan and Aoibhann De Burca Quinlivan were highly commended for their work experience as an airport search unit officer and a journalist respectively. The National Career Skill Awards, run by www.careersportal.ie and sponsored by McDonald’s Ireland, recognise students who complete a career investigation in their chosen …

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Clare teens get down to business

A total of 742 students from 13 local secondary schools in Clare are learning about the world of business by setting up their own enterprises through the Student Enterprise Programme with Local Enterprise Office Clare. The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D. has officially launched the 2017/2018 Student Enterprise Programme, which is the biggest enterprise education initiative of its kind in the country. Minister Breen said: “Since the Student Enterprise Programme began in 2003, more than 150,000 students have benefitted and we want to keep nurturing Ireland’s future entrepreneurs and business leaders in the years to come. Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the Irish economy and initiatives such as the Student Enterprise Programme are key to fostering a more enterprising culture. I would encourage principals and teachers to get in touch with their Local Enterprise Office, to find out how they can get involved in the next Student Enterprise …

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Students celebrate top class exam results

BALLYEA resident Róisín Ní Fhallúin has achieved one of the highest scores in the country in the Leaving Certificate, having received seven H1 grades yielding a maximum of 625 points. The Gaelcholáiste an Chláir student is one of 63 in the country to receive the maximum grade in seven subjects and is now preparing to embark on a course in psychology and maths at Trinity College Dublin. Róisín said she wasn’t expecting to do so well and was hoping for points in the region of 570, in order to do her chosen CAO course. “My course was 570, so I was hoping I had got 577. I was hoping for two or three H1s. I can’t believe I got it in English because I just didn’t think it went well for me at all.” Róisín said she enjoyed the experience of going in to collect her results. “It was lovely going in. Everyone was nervous going there and a few …

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Day two of the exams

It’s day two (Thursday) in the exam halls  for 3,000 Clare teenagers who are sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate. Only a small number of Leaving Cert students at taking the engineering paper this morning but it will be the English paper 2 for everybody in the afternoon. For those following the Leaving Certificate  Applied course, exams include sign language and French/German/Spanish or Italian. Junior Cert students have Irish papers 1 and 2 today. Tomorrow brings geography, environmental and social studies and maths. The Leaving Certs it’s geography and maths paper 1, while the Leaving Cert Applied have maths applications and hotel catering and tourism.  

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Clare students plumb for science and technology

A total of  83% of secondary school students in Clare believe that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects offer the best career opportunity, according to a new national survey. In addition, the survey, which was commissioned by BT as organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, revealed that over 83% of secondary school students in Clare plan to study a STEM subject at third level. Conducted through Facebook and Twitter, and completed by over 1,000 students aged under 13 – 18 the survey took in a nationally representative sample across 26 counties. The survey also revealed 72% of students in Clare say that STEM subjects are promoted in their schools, with 65% of respondents believing that boys and girls are encouraged equally to study STEM subjects. Those surveyed  have mixed views when it comes to their potential earnings. When asked how much money they expect to earn in their first year of full-time employment, in keeping with the …

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First round of CAO offers

There was general satisfaction among Clare Leaving Certificate students at this morning’s first round of CAO offers to third level institutions. Over 50,000 third level applicants across Ireland, including up to 1,400 here in Clare, received the much anticipated letter in the post or checked their offers on-line details. Demand for science and technology courses is expected to have grown considerably this year. A record number of Leaving Cert students got 25 bonus points for passing higher level maths and this is being linked to a rise in the points needed for technology-related courses.

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English kicks off Leaving Cert for Clare students

MORE than 2,800 Clare students began their State exams on Wednesday. Nearly 1,400 students; 664 female and 729 male, were registered to sit their Leaving Cert in centres across Clare beginning this week. A further 67 students, 31 female and 36 male were expected to sit the Leaving Cert Applied here. The Leaving Cert began with English Paper 1 followed by Home Economics, Scientific and Social studies in the afternoon. For the Junior Cert, English and Communications was taken in the morning followed by Social Education in the afternoon. Just over 1,400 young people were registered for the Junior Cert exams in Clare, consisting of 714 girls and 687 boys. In total 60,698 young people are sitting the Junior Cert this week, while 54,933 were doing the Leaving Cert along with 3,042 taking the Leaving Cert Applied exams. The Leaving Cert Higher Level Paper 1 lasted three hours and included texts on bank robbery, pop music and video games as …

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