A number of Leaving Certificate students of 2019 at Davitt College, Castlebar dropped in to their school recently to say goodbye and thank teachers and staff for their six years of Post-Primary education. These young men and women are embarking on Third Level courses in universities and training colleges throughout Ireland for the academic year 2019/2020. They are spreading their wings to all four provinces of Ireland – from Trinity College Dublin to University of Limerick to N.U.I. Galway.
“There is definitely a trend towards the STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, Maths) this year,” said Bernie Rowland, Davitt College principal. “We offer all four Science Subjects at Senior Level, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science, together with Art and Music”. “There has been a steady increase in the uptake of these subjects over the past number of years and this is evident when you consider the degree programmes students are choosing at Third Level”, she said. Another popular choice has been in the Business and Language Courses. “Davitt College offers Business, Economics and Accounting to Leaving Certificate level together with French and German, which definitely gives our students a broad business knowledge”. “Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular with a number of our Leaving Certificate students taking up apprenticeships”, she said.