Guidance on Making Senior Cycle Subject Option Choices

All girls will study 7 examinable subjects at senior cycle.

Core Subjects

Outlined below are the core subjects that your daughter will take next academic year. All girls will take the subjects outlined below (unless they have a language exemption). 

  1. English
  2. Irish
  3. Mathematics
  4. French
  5. Religious Education (RE)*
  6. Physical Education (PE)*
  7. Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)*
  8. Careers*                                                                           *denotes a non-exam subject

Option Subjects

The girls are also required to choose 3 additional subjects from the below list:

  1. Accounting
  2. Art
  3. Business
  4. Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Geography
  7. History
  8. Home Economics
  9. Music

Please note that whilst we are seeking expressions of interest for accounting and business we will only be able to offer one of these subjects. The decision over which subject to offer will be based on where the greatest demand is. We will update parents on this outcome once all choices have been made.

Making Subject Option Choices on VSWare 

We ask that parents log on to VSWare and complete the subject option process with your daughter during the week beginning Monday 7th March 2022

The girls will be provided with guidance, information booklets and advice relation to their subject option choices before this time.

The address to log on to VSWare is HERE.

When you log into VSWare, you will see a tab entitled Subject options along the top left-hand side of the page, When you click on this you will be brought to 4 drop-down menus where you can input your daughter's options.

The following link will bring you to a short video providing instructions for inputting your daughter’s options on VSWare - https://vsware.wistia.com/medias/n7yo7lck0k

Please ensure that you choose 4 options. In the event of your daughter's third preference subject not being available, the 4th choice will be used.

The deadline for inputting options is Monday 14th March 2022.

Additional Guidance 

Guidance for girls and parents can be found on our:

Senior Cycle Option Booklet here.

Senior Cycle Option Presentation here.

Contact Us

Ursuline College Blackrock, Cork, T12HR04

Phone: 021 - 4358012

Email: administration@urscorkb.com

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Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm

Mr Patrick McBeth

Deputy Principal:
Ms Paula Goggin

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