1st year parents, who received their sons’ subject choices on Monday, have been confused by the word Metalwork. It is the old name for what is now Junior Cert Engineering.  The name of the subject was Metalwork up to last year when it and a few other subject names were changed. Technical Graphics became Graphics and what we all just call Woodwork, was originally Materials Wood Technology then became Materials Technology (Wood) last year. The old and new names are still used in our system as current 3rd years began in 1st year with the older subject name and will have to remain its course. Hence, your option letters read Metalwork etc. I hope this clarifies any questions you have.