Senior Cycle

Transition Year

Detailed Information on Transition Year

Established Leaving Certificate

All students take the following:
Irish, English, Maths, French or German.
Students also take three of the following subjects:
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Accounting, Business, Economics, Design Communication Graphics, Building Construction, Home Economics, Art, Music, History, Geography. Applied Maths is sometimes an option depending on numbers.

This year (2016) Religion as a Leaving Cert subject has been offered to the 5th Years.

Students also have classes in:
Religious Education, Physical Education and Careers.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

Students following the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) also take the Link Modules:

(i) Enterprise
(ii) Preparation for Work.

Students prepare a portfolio of work based on activities carried out within these modules. Work experience is also part of the LCVP. Students are only eligible to follow the LCVP if they are taking certain subjects in their Leaving Certificate.

For further information please click here: About LCVP

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical programme with a strong vocational emphasis.

The Leaving Certificate Applied is intended to meet the needs of those students who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes or who choose not to opt for such programmes.

The advantage of Leaving Certificate Applied is that it focuses on the talents of each individual student and helps students apply what they learn in the real world. The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called Sessions and achievements are credited in each of these Sessions.