Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Subject Group: Science
These subjects demonstrate how to explore nature using carefully planned methods, and teach the basic methods and findings of scientific investigation.
We come across science in everyday things in the world around us, both living and non-living. Studying Science in school can help you to understand the importance of science in our lives and in the environment.
By the end of Junior Cycle, you will be able to appreciate how scientists work and how scientific ideas are modified over time.
How will Science be useful to me?
Many of the skills you learn while studying science such as problem solving and investigation skills are very useful outside of school and will be of use to you in whatever job you choose to do.
In third level there are many different types of science courses on offer and many different careers open to science students. These include such occupations as: pharmacist, radiographer, doctor, dentist, technician, psychologist, astronomer, teacher, vet and researcher.
Note: The Junior Cycle is changing, and new/revised JCSA curricula are being introduced on a phased basis from September 2014. English was first new programme to be introduced, followed by Science, Irish and Business Studies.
Details of developments with the new science programme are made available here.
The specification for Junior Cycle Science for introduction in September 2016 is available here.
The Junior Cycle Science Curriculum [pdf] for September 2016 is available here.