Senior Cycle Curriculum

Our curriculum constantly adapts to meet the changing needs of students and offers a diverse range of subjects at all levels in both Junior and Senior Cycle.

Senior Cycle Curriculum

Senior Cycle students follow a two year programme leading to the Leaving Certificate Examination. 

During Transition Year students are given the opportunity to sample all Leaving Cert subjects therefore assisting them in making their subject choice for senior cycle.

We take a student centred approach to subject options where students are surveyed well in advance of entering senior cycle and every opportunity is taken to ensure that student preference is met.

Core Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • PE
  • Career Guidance

Elective Subjects

  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Home Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Physical Education

Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The LCVP is an enhanced Leaving Certificate Programme. Students who have specified subject combinations (as laid down by the DES) qualify to take “link modules”: Enterprise, Preparation for the World of Work and Work Experience.

It is a worthwhile programme that combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate with a dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work experience and the community.

Assessment is by a written examination (40%) and a portfolio of coursework (60%). A distinction in this programme is equivalent to a ‘C1’ grade on a higher level paper and is therefore very valuable.
LCVP website