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07/06/2009 14:40 - Ask Mother Hen (Locality: Cork)
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hi hope you can give us some advice we will be moving to macroom cork
from england in 2 weeks , we have a 16 year old son who has just completed
his GCSE´S ( he is in year 11) and would if we were staying in england countinued at the school
in the sixth form doing A levels

will he be able to join a local school in macroom ans if so how would i get a list
of the schools as we´ve tried everywhere but have come up with 2 schools in macroom but the phone rings and no one answers

thank you in advance

tk



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07/06/2009 22:50 - Ask Mother Hen
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Hi there,

Are you looking for a school place for September? The secondary school year has finished for this academic year which is probably why phones are ringing out!

If your child has finished GCSEs (age 16 presumably?) then they will be looking to join a secondary school for senior cycle which can be 2 or 3 years depending on whether or not the school offers a Transition Year. Contact the Department for Education and Science www.education.ie who may be able to advise regarding securing a school place for September.

Be aware that there are significant differences between Key Stage 5 studies (AS/A level) in England and the equivalent over here. Students are required to take usually seven subjects for the Leaving Cert as opposed to 3 for A-level and there are fewer options as English, Irish , Maths and usually a foreign language are compulsory. Most subjects are examined at the end of the 6th year, there are no resits or modular components as there are with AS/A levels.

Best of luck with your move, Macroom is a lovely part of the world



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11/07/2010 22:34 - Ask Mother Hen
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how did ya move go to macroom?



re... : just moved to macroom           reply
09/06/2009 13:20 - Ask Mother Hen
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I meant and extra YEAR .



re... : just moved to macroom           reply
11/06/2009 22:35 - Ask Mother Hen
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I would avoid Transition Year also if I could.



re... : just moved to macroom           reply
08/06/2009 20:56 - Ask Mother Hen
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thankyou so much
i have just seen your reply and will email now and call them tomorrow


tk



re... : just moved to macroom           reply
09/06/2009 13:15 - Ask Mother Hen
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I would be inclined to opt to go straight into 5th year and avoid transition year as that is adding an extra tear, which on age grounds, he doesn´t need.




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