Leaving Certificate
Study Guide
2009 / 2010
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Structure of Presentation
Part 1 - Review Findings of Self Evaluation
Part 2 - Motivation
Part 3 – Students’ Guide to Success
Break
Part 4 – Activity
Part 5 – Practical Skills
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
Which of the following best describes your plans for
after you leave school.
college
work
Apprenticeship
Don`t Know
PLC Course
3%
9%
10%
78%
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
Average amount of time spent studying per evening
18
14
3
0
>1hr
1 - 2 hrs
2 - 3 hrs
3 - 4 hrs
0
4 - 5 hrs
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
What have you found most difficult since September?
20
22
11
5
2
6
3
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
How satisfied are you with your work rate?
Not satisfied
Quite
Satisfied
Less than
Satisfied
Very
Satisfied
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
What is preventing you from working to your full
potential?
21
5
9
7
4
2
3
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Motivation
Why am I not Motivated?
Don’t like the subject
Not used to studying/doing homework
Have other, more interesting things to do
Don’t see any point to some of the work
Too many distractions
Not enough time
Lack of confidence
No definite plans for after school
All I need is a “pass”
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Motivation
Short Term Goals
1st yr – 4th yr = 668 days
Study planner
5th yr – up to today = 66 days
Careers night
Remember:
Total done = 734 days
CAO form
“Winners never quit. 1st December – today
Points
Quitters never win!”
Long Term Ambitions
Successful exams
College / University
Career
**You are almost finished**
16 days
Christmas Holidays
22 days
Mocks - 8th Feb.
24 days
Easter Holidays
39 days
Competition / Encouragement
Believe in yourself
Summer – 4th June
101 school days left to go
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
CLASS
HOMEWORK / STUDY
MEMORY
REVISION
EXAMS
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
CLASS
•ATTENDANCE / PUNCTUAL
•AVOID DISTRACTRACTING INFLUENCES
•CONCENTRATE / UNDERSTAND
•QUESTIONS / ENGAGE IN CLASS
•NOTES
•HOMEWORK / REVISION
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
HOMEWORK / STUDY
•EVERY EVENING (Min. 3HOURS)
•WEEKENDS
•GOOD STUDY HABITS
•BE ACTIVE
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
HOMEWORK / STUDY
•REVISION NOTEBOOK FOR EACH SUBJECT
•DESIGNATED, QUIET, WELL ORGANISED STUDY AREA
•NO T.V., DVD, RADIO, i POD, etc.
•LEAVE MOBILE PHONE IN ANOTHER ROOM
•GAMES, EXTRA CURRICULAR, PART TIME JOB.
•STUDY TIMETABLE
•SET TARGETS AND GOALS FOR YOURSELF
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
MEMORY
•UNDERSTAND
•ORDER
•REVISION
•RECORD
•NOTES
•ACRONYM / BY ASSOCIATION / RHYME
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
REVISION
•REVISION PLAN
•LIST OF TOPICS
•TEST YOURSELF REGULARLY
•MAKE SHORT NOTES
•REGULAR
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Students’ Guide to Success
EXAMINATION
•KNOW THE FORMAT OF THE PAPER
•ARRIVE EARLY FOR EXAM
•TIME ALLOCATION
•READ QUESTIONS CAREFULLY
•ANSWER WHAT YOU ARE ASKED
•READ OVER YOUR ANSWERS AT THE END
•NEVER LEAVE EARLY
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Study Planner
Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Time
Saturday
5:30 –
7:00
7:00 –
7:15
Homework
Homework
Homework
Homework
Homework
Irish Past
Questions
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
7:15 –
7:45
7:45 –
8:15
8:15 –
8:30
8:30 –
9:00
9:00 –
9:30
9:30 –
9:45
9:45 –
10:15
10:15 –
10:45
English
Poetry
Irish
Irish Poetry
Irish Essay
Irish
Irish Poetry
English Essay
French
English
Poetry
English
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
English
Novel
Math’s Past
Question
Math’s Past
Question
French
9:00 –
10:00
10:00 –
10:20
10:20 –
11:20
11:20 –
11:40
11:40 –
1:00
1:00 –
2:00
2:00 –
3:00
3:00 –
3:15
3:15 –
4:15
4:15 –
4:30
4:30 –
5:30
Math’s Past Physics Def’s Math’s Past
Question
& Formulae
Question
History Topic Math’s Topic History Essay
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
DCG
French
DCG
Physics Past
Question
History
DCG
Construction Engineering Construction
Drawing
Past Question
Topic
Engineering
Topic
Sunday
Break
English Essay
Break
Math’s Past
Questions
Break
Physics Def’s
& Formulae
French
Break
Break
DCG
History
Break
Construction /
Engineering
Check
Timetable,
Diary and To
Do List
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
To Do List
To Do
What do I need
When
Don
e
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
Mentors
Role of the mentor;
To assist you in keeping a study timetable.
To give you advice and tips on how best to study.
To help you set achievable targets.
To advise you about courses, calculating points, etc.
To help keep you motivated.
A support person that you can go to for advice.
Meet with and speak to your mentor as often as possible.
Keep them informed about your progress.
Be honest with them and yourself.
“Patience and Determination are the keys to success”
"In Coola Post Primary School we encourage all our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in an
environment of fairness and mutual respect"
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