Senior Cycle

The Leaving Certificate is a two-year programme, students normally study seven subjects for examination purposes. English, Irish and Maths are core subjects which mean they are compulsory except where a student holds an Irish exemption. Students in this school can pick any four optional subjects from a total of ten. The optional subjects are: Accounting, Business, Art, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Home Economics and Music. In addition, all senior students receive timetabled R.E. and Career Guidance.

Students may opt to take the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme to complement the Leaving Certificate. This subject provides a vocational component to learning that is delivered through two link modules, Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education. Further information is available in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme section.

Some students take the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) Programme. This a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. It puts an emphasis on forms of achievement that the established Leaving Certificate has not acknowledged in the past. It was introduced to recognise the talents of all students by providing an innovative approach to the way students learn and how their achievements are assessed. Further information is available in the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme section.