Subject Options for 5th Year


It is important that you take great care in expressing your preferences. Every effort will be made to assign students as many of their top preferences as possible.

• All students take Irish, English and Maths.
• A Modern Foreign Language i.e. French or German is STRONGLY recommended. Therefore: Please indicate in the first box French or German as your no. 1 choice.
• After this you can indicate in the other boxes FIVE subjects of your choice in order of preferences – 2,3,4,5,6.

Parent App - Student Options

Entering student subject options online

Student Options

This feature allows you to submit next year’s subject preferences directly to the school from your VSware account. 

Parents and students will be contacted when this service is available on VSware. If this feature is not available to you then it is not the correct time to enter the options.

When you enter the preferences, they can be viewed by the administration staff of your school. The VSware software optimiser will use these preferences to calculate subject option lines and will try to get the best result for the greatest number of students.

Entering student options

To get to Student Options page, select your child's name from the parent dashboard or from the 'Your Children' dropdown and then click 'learn more' under Student Options.


Entering your child's options is straightforward.

  • For each subject choice, select a subject from the dropdown boxes in order of the highest priority if preference. 
  • Hit Confirm and the choices will be saved and sent to the school.


Changing your choices

  • If your child changes their mind directly after submitting options, they can amend their choice up until the closing date by clicking I've changed my mind! 


  • You can also come back to the main student options screen later and update the preferences, provided that this is done before the due date. Simply amend the list and hit Confirm again. 

Click to View a Video Demo Parental Web (Desktop) App to enter Subject Options

Alternatively, you can view a  
Video Demo of Parent using Mobile App to enter Subject Options