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Investigating College Courses

Investigating College Courses


2, 3, TY, 5, 6, LCA



Pathways to College



Key Skills:

Communicating, Managing Information & Thinking


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For this assignment students will investigate two college courses. The first must be a course in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) while the second course can be in any area of their choosing.


To help with picking the courses they can consult the “Study Sectors” page which identifies the area of study the course belongs to.


A helpful "Resources" page is provided but access to a internet connected device for research can be beneficial. Careers Portal can be helpful to support this research


For the final part of the assignment students calculate their current points score based on their own six best subjects. A “Guide to Grades” page is included to help them learn how to calculate their own CAO points.


This activity works well as an individual investigation, paired work or as part of a mentoring session.



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