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Pupil Portfolio

Rosemont students produce some fantastic work over the year. Check out the below samples of work done by students from 1st year to 6th year: Rosemont’s pupil portfolio.

Art and Home Economics
Click through some of the artwork and projects completed by Rosemont’s art and home economics students.

 

History

Students of history receive a balance of in-class assignments, exercises and lessons coupled with real research experiences. The article below is written by a 5th year history student after returning from an annual history trip to London.

Making the most of hands-on opportunities
London’s National Archives offered us students our first insight into how real historians work and research topics. Our tour guide was very helpful and prepared documents of particular interest to the Irish. They were laid out in front of us and had to be handled with such care. We felt like history was literally in our hands.

Afterwards we were allowed access to research documents of our choice. The availability of primary sources was extensive and it helped us gain a deeper understanding of history events, having first-hand accounts and unfiltered history right in front of our eyes.

The Imperial War museum was another place that was full to the brim with primary sources. We found the Holocaust section particularly interesting as the sheer range of artefacts made the whole thing come alive. It gave us powerful insight into the suffering that millions of Jews went through.

There were videos, artefacts and simulators spread throughout the museum so for just those couple of minutes we could be transported back into the past.

- 5th year history student

Maths
The Rosemont maths programme prepares students for the Leaving Certificate maths exam, while making use of cross curricular opportunities through the years to provide a practical context for complex mathematics.

The following is a sample question that many 6th year Rosemont students are able to answer with relative ease.
The concentration C of an antibiotic in the bloodstream after a time of t hours is given by:

If the maximum concentration is reached at t=6 hours, find the value of k.
Answer: k=6.

See how this answer is found.

 

Geography

Rosemont geography students participate in a number of in-class and field exercises. In this example students set out to calculate the rate of erosion of a local cliff. They took measurements from maps dated 1837, 1871, and 1937. They then visited the cliff and took measurements in three sections, also calculating the cliff height, analyzing rock types, and finding the angularity of rocks on the wave cut platform.

Summary of one group’s findings



Year

Erosion

1837 - 1871

10.56

1871 – 1910

7.54

1910 – 1937

3.02

1937 – 2007

41.88

Students also calculated the erosion per year averaged over each time period.