Senior Cycle

Senior Cycle

Our Leaving Certificate
(Established) is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners
with a broad, balanced education while also offering them a chance to
specialise towards particular higher education and career options.

To facilitate our 3rd
and TY students in making their choice of subjects before beginning
their Leaving Certificate course, n information evening will be held
for all Parents/Guardians and their sons. This is facilitated by the
Guidance Counsellor and the Principal.

This talk covers all
aspects of the Leaving Certificate programme, subjects, study
requirements, career areas for which it is important and the type and
amount of work that is expected. In addition, a booklet is provided
for students and their Parents/Guardians giving the above information
as well as a synopsis of the course and the employment areas for
which a particular subject would be useful.

The Guidance Counsellor
also addresses the students about the best combination of subjects to
choose in order to give themselves the widest choice of options
possible after the Leaving Certificate. This information evening
usually takes place early in January.

The students have a
period of time after this talk to reflect with their parents and
teachers on their choice before making a final decision. The
combination of subjects which is based on the students’
preferences, changes annually. The student choices made, will dictate
the subjects which will be grouped together.

In Leaving Certificate,
all students study the following core subjects:

  • Irish

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Religious Education

  • Physical Education

  • Careers Guidance

This also includes
specific workshop sessions on personal safety, health, study skills,
Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE).

In addition, students
have the opportunity to study up to four of the following option

  • Accounting

  • Agricultural Science

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Chemistry

  • Design and Communication Graphics

  • Economics

  • French

  • Geography

  • German

  • History

  • Music

  • Physical Education (Examinable)

  • Physics

  • Politics & Society

  • Religious Education

  • Technology
  • Visual Art

For more information on
the Leaving Certificate established, please click : HERE.

Leaving Certificate
Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The LCVP is a Leaving
Certificate with a focus on enterprise and preparation for working
life. This two-year programme combines the academic strengths of the
Leaving Certificate with a dynamic focus on self-directed learning,
enterprise, work and the community. LCVP students take two additional
courses, called Link Modules, in the areas of Preparation for the
World of Work and Enterprise Education.