In my Leaving Cert I did Maths, English, Accountancy, Business Organisation, Biology and Geography.
I was rubbish at languages, and repeated my Leaving - so there's hope for everyone! Of all the subjects I've got to say I've always had an interest in Business, so Business Organisation and Accountancy had a big impact on my career path.
When I went to college I found my course subjects were far more focussed and interesting. I did I.T. for five years in college. This did not involve any Accountancy courses, yet when I moved on to do my Masters I needed some Accountancy skills. Strangely, I still remembered the key concepts from the Leaving Cert and knew how to read a balance sheet. This is a skill I still use every day in my current placement.
I know people might not like to hear this, but I also think that Maths and English are key to any business role.
In many roles, Maths is very important so I'd advise people who are not so good at Maths to really focus on it - it's definitely a big plus point for anyone. As for English - well, it's a bit of an obvious one really!