Drogheda ETSS

Optional Subjects

Taster Programme

In Drogheda Educate Together Secondary School all first-year students have the opportunity to sample each optional subject for four weeks before selecting their three optional subject for the Junior Cycle.

Applied Technology aims to develop the students' curiosity of the technological world while integrating the necessary subject knowledge with the disciplinary skills to investigate and solve real-life problems.

Business Studies aims to stimulate students’ interest in the business environment and how they interact with it. It develops skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that allow them to make informed and responsible decisions with all of the resources available to them, ensuring their and society’s well-being, while becoming more self-aware as learners.

Geography focuses on developing students' knowledge and skills to explore and understand the world around them. This is achieved through the study of three main areas:

• Exploring people, place and change
• Exploring the physical world
• Exploring how we interact with the physical world.

Students will create case studies and projects that focus on a range of geographical areas. We aim to focus on interpersonal skills and personal accountability, hoping that through independent learning students will find a love of geography.

Technical Graphics the study of Graphics at junior cycle aims to:

• develop the student’s creativity, spatial ability, and capacity to reason and communicate ideas through engagement with abstract and applied geometric problem-solving activities
• encourage the development of the cognitive and practical dexterity skills associated with graphical communication
• instil an appreciation of the role of graphics in the world around them • equip all students to make judgements on the best mode through which to represent their ideas and solutions
• encourage the production of drawings that promotes the skills of communicating through graphics
• develop students cognitive and practical skills associated with modelling and graphical communication

History the study of history at junior cycle aims to enable students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to investigate the actions of people in the past and to come to a deeper understanding of the human condition. Students also come to see the world, and their place in it, from a historical perspective; and understand how the people and events of the past have shaped the contemporary world.

The study of history instils in students a respect for integrity, objectivity and looking at issues from different perspectives. This capacity for critical thinking helps them to interrogate sources of evidence and make judgements about the viewpoint expressed, including the capacity to identify propaganda.

Home Economics develops students who are well informed, environmentally conscious and dedicated to a sustainable and responsible way of life through the exploration of three strands:

• Responsible Family Living
• Food, Health & Culinary Skills
• Textiles & Craft

Students develop practical food and health literacy skills, creative design and textile skills while nurturing students’ resourcefulness, innovation, adaptability, and competency as consumers.

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October Mid-Term
Nov 07
School Closure
Nov 14
School Closure
Dec 20
Christmas Holidays
Educate Together is delighted to announce Susan Campbell as newly-appointed Principal of Drogheda Educate Together Secondary School, opening this September.
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Co. Meath,

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