The following subjects are compulsory in First Year in St Paul’s College and are not chosen by students – CSPE, English, Geography, History, Irish (unless exempt), Maths, PE, RE, Science and SPHE. This booklet gives details about all the optional subjects only and is designed to help you decide which of these optional subjects would be best for you. As a general rule, the subjects you should choose should be ones that you think you will be good at and that you will enjoy . The full list of optional subjects is Art, French, German, Music, Spanish, Technical Graphics, and Woodwork. They are divided into two groups, languages and practical subjects. These subjects are described on the page below.