Career Guidance

1st Year Subject Choice March/April 2021

Unfortunately, due to the school's closure as a result of Covid-19, we cannot provide the usual in-school information sessions for students and parents/guardians, regarding 1st Year subject choice. This year, we will need to rely primarily on online information to help you in making your subject choices.
However, we do wish to support the girls and their parents/guardians in making the best and most appropriate choices for them so we have provided information on this page to help you with that choice and would ask you to contact our Deputy Principal, Mr. O'Doherty at if you have any questions about your choice of subjects.

In addition to the core subjects studied by all 1st year students at Dominican College, each student will also make two choices for their final subjects.

Firstly, each student will study either French or German and secondly, each student will study one of the following subjects; Home Economics, Music or Visual Art.

The core subjects which each student will study are: English, Irish, Maths, Geography, History, Science, Business Studies, Religious Education, Digital Literacy, PE, CSPE, SPHE and Choir.

Below are number of resources which will help both parents/guardians and their daughters, make this choice. We hope that they will be of value to you.

Subject Choice Presentation for Students & Parents

Please watch this video which will provide you with information that may be of value to you in deciding on which practical subject and foreign language to study.

1st Year Subject Choice: Useful Resources

Information sheet about Junior Cert Art
Information sheet about Junior Cert Home Economics
Information sheet about Junior Cert Music
Information sheet about Junior Cert French & German

Subject Choice Selection Form

Please click here to complete your subject choice form.
If you have any questions about this form please do not hesitate to email Mr. O'Doherty at

This form should be completed no later than 6pm on Friday 2nd April 2021.
In the case that a subject is over-subscribed, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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