Senior Cycle


The Leaving Certificate Course is a two year programme culminating in a final examination. Students will study seven subjects to Leaving Certificate. Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, together with four subjects from the following list; Applied Maths, History, Geography, French, German, Home Economics, Business, Accounting, Economics, Art, Physics, Biology, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics and Music. The non-examination subjects Religion, Career Guidance and Physical Education are also taken by students. Students, who qualify, can also complete the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) which incorporates modules in Enterprise Education, Preparation for the World of Work, Work Experience and a modern language.


The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is a self-contained two year Leaving Certificate Programme. It is based on the concepts of learning styles, achievement and excellence are broader than those of the established Leaving Certificate. It consists of three main elements, Vocational Preparation, Vocational Education and General Education. The course includes the following Vocational Preparation and Guidance, English and communications, Mathematical Applications, Social Education, Irish, European Language, Arts Education, Leisure and Recreation, Vocational Specialisms and Elective Modules.

The Course develops communication, creativity, decision making and self- appraisal skills. Assessments of tasks/allocation of credits are on-going and cumulative over two years.    The final examination at the end of second year is added to the credits achieved during this two year course.


Subjects offered

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • German
  • Music
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Maths
  • Construction Studies
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Home Economics (Social & Scientific)
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry