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I took German, Biology, Accounting and Business Studies along with English, Irish & Maths. I think it is very difficult to choose subjects in school. It feels like the world is on your shoulders and that this choice will have a huge impact on your future career.
The reality these days is that people change and mature at different stages in their life. Many people I know are not working in the area that they studied for in College - let alone school.
In hindsight - I think it is important to study what you are good at as this will enable you to get the points you need for your desired college course. The college course normally does not assume prior knowledge in these subjects and will start with the basics.
Secondary School St. Louis Highschool in Rathmines. I took English, Irish, Maths, Biology, German, Accounting & Business Studies for my Leaving Certificate.
College - I studied full time for 5 years in DIT Mountjoy Square where I received: Certificate in Marketing, Diploma in Marketing and a Degreee in Marketing.
I also studied with the ACCA part-time, to qualify as an Accountant. You can attend a number of colleges to persue this qualification such as BPP College & Griffith College.
Studying to become an Accountant with ACCA.
I have recently qualified as an Accountant. As part of the required professional development with ACCA - I must continue to complete a certain numbers of hours in relation to accountancy.