Junior Certificate

  • Mathematics
  • Irish
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Speech
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • Civic, Social & Political Education
  • Music
  • Computer Studies

All subjects are compulsory

Optional Subjects:

In addition students will select either French OR German and/or two subjects from:-

Home Economics OR Materials Technology/Woodwork OR Materials Technology/Metal-Technology OR Art OR Technical Graphics OR Business Studies.

Prior to this selection all students will sample each of these subjects during September and October. They will then choose a language and two other subjects from the pools on offer in late October. They will commence these subjects after the October/November mid-term break.

  • History
  • Irish
  • Religion
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Drama
  • Life Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Technical Graphics
  • Crafts
  • Materials-Technology/Wood
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Art
  • Geography

Junior cycle (lower secondary education) lies within the compulsory period of education and is usually taken by students between the ages of 12 and 15. The aims and intended outcomes of junior cycle emphasise the importance of students experiencing a broad, balanced and coherent programme of study across a wide range of curriculum areas in order to prepare them for transition to senior cycle education. This is achieved by ensuring that students encounter an educational programme that covers a number of areas of experience

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This is a scheme catering for those junior pupils who may not be achieving to their full potential in the normal school curriculum. Places are offered to those who are potential early school leavers and those who are likely to benefit from being in small class groups. Students who are offered places are interviewed with their parents.

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Leaving Certificate

  • Art, Craft, Design
  • Business Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Gaeilge
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Mathematics
  • Metalwork
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Education
  • Design and Communication Graphics

Irish, English and Maths are compulsory with a choice of 4 other subjects

1 Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics;
Technology (new subject ) – Any Two
2 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology
3 Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology
4 Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
5 Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology – Any Two
6 Home Economics and Art – Design Option or Craft Option
7 Accounting; Business; Economics – Any two
8 Physics and Chemistry
9 Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry

Services Groupings

10 Engineering or Technology and Accounting or Business or Economics
11 Construction Studies and Accounting or Business or Economics
12 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics
13 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics
14 Art Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics
15 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics

Link Modules

  • Link Module 1 – Preperation for the world of work
  • Link Module 2 – Enterprise Education

The Leaving Certificate is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education while also offering them a chance to specialise towards a particular career option. Students following the programme are required to study at least five subjects, one of which must be Irish. In general, students take five or more subjects (usually seven) for examination. Subjects are normally studied at either ordinary or higher Level.

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The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is an intervention designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme was introduced in 1994 in response to the challenge placed on Ireland’s education system by a changing work and business environment. The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise.

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