Mohill Community College offers the following Programmes:
- Junior Cycle Programme
- Transition Year (except 2019-2020, due to small numbers)
- Leaving Certificate
- Leaving Cert Vocational Programme
- Autism Class for second level
- Adult Education Classes Autumn and Spring as per advertised classes IF numbers are viable.
The College does not offer a separate Repeat Leaving Cert Programme. Repeat students are accommodated insofar as there is space within the class. A wide variety of subjects is on offer.
Breadth, Balance and Relevance
Mohill Community College is satisfied that the Curriculum on offer is sufficiently broad and balanced.
Academic and practical subjects, a choice of two European Languages, and the availability of three Science subjects at Senior Cycle, offer each student the possibility of embarking on a broad ranged Leaving Certificate, or one which is geared in a specific direction.
While it is not always possible (or even desirable) to follow trends, the current market focus on the Sciences and Maths is well catered to. A Leaving Certificate student may study Honours Maths and three Science subjects – Biology or Agricultural Science and Chemistry.
Provision for Information, Support & Advice
The College is in the enviable position of having no less than three trained Guidance Counsellors.
Career Guidance is timetabled for First Year, Transition Year, and Leaving Cert students (in both Fifth and Sixth Year). This enables full exploration of Careers options at key intervals in the student’s life.
Transition Year offers an opportunity through Work Experience and the processing of that experience with Careers Guidance teacher to explore options.
Work Experience in Fifth Year forms a central part of the LCVP Programme and, in view of its importance and capacity to influence and inform future career paths, is extended to all Fifth Year students. Diagnostic screening using the DAT takes place in Fifth Year. While the information gleaned from this offers indicative information (as opposed to prescriptive) it proves a useful tool in provoking honest analysis of strengths and potential careers maximising those strengths. Information, support and advice, with opportunities for independent exploration, are available at all times.
The school’s ICT facilities serve this purpose. The generosity of the Guidance Counsellors with time and expertise is acknowledged. Meetings for Parents/Guardians re Subject Choices take place at the end of First Year and of Third Year.
Meetings with regard to CAO/College options takes place in advance of CAO deadline! In addition to formal meetings as above and Parent Teacher Meetings (one per Year Group per year), Parents/Guardians are always welcome to make an appointment to meet with school personnel to discuss any aspect of their child’s progress.