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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Junior Certificate Subjects

The following subjects are offered in the Junior Cycle in schools and colleges throught Ireland. Subjects are normally studied at either Ordinary or Higher Level, although three subjects, Irish, English and mathematics, can also be studied at Foundation Level.

Junior Cycle lies within the compulsory period of education and is usually taken by students between the ages of 12 and 15. The aims and intended outcomes of Junior Cycle emphasise the importance of students experiencing a broad, balanced and coherent programme of study across a wide range of curriculum areas in order to prepare them for transition to Senior Cycle education. This is achieved by ensuring that students encounter an educational programme that covers a number of areas of experience.

Students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and those viewed as at risk of leaving school early may follow the Junior Certificate School Programme.

Note: [SC] indicates that the course is one of the recently introduced Short Courses

The subjects are arranged into subject groups as follows:

Practical

Materials Technology Wood
Technology
Metalwork
Coding [SC]
Digital Media Literacy [SC]
Engineering

Science

Mathematics
Science
CSI: Exploring Forensic Science [SC]

Artistic

Art, Craft Design
Music
Technical Graphics
Artistic Performance [SC]
Graphics
Visual Art

Humanities

French
History
Italian
Spanish
English
Geography
Latin
Ancient Greek
Classical Studies
ESS
German
Gaeilge
Jewish Studies
Chinese Language & Culture [SC]
Classics
Philosophy [SC]
Modern Foreign Languages

Social

CSPE [SC]
Physical Education
Home Economics
Religious Education
SPHE
Civic, Social & Political Education [SC]
Physical Education [SC]
A Personal Project - Caring for Animals [SC]
Social, Personal & Health Education [SC]

Business

Business Studies