Leaving Certificate

Towards the end of 3rd year Career Guidance counsellors advise all students on the implications of student choices of subjects in Leaving Certificate.

An information night is held for all students and parents on senior cycle options and the implications of subject choices.

Students choose to follow either the Leaving Certificate(the traditional course), the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P. – depends on subjects chosen), the Leaving Certificate Applied (L.C.A.) or the Transition Year Option.(T.Y.O)

Senior Cycle options/subjects offered will depend on requirements indicated by students, resources available, and sufficient numbers to justify providing them.

All students take Gaeilge (unless exempt), English and Maths. In addition all students in the Leaving Certificate Cycle will avail of study in Religious Education, Physical Education, Career Guidance, Computer Studies and SPHE in 5th year.

Students choose four subjects from the following list in the case of Leaving Certificate (traditional) or L.C.V.P.:

  • German 
  • French 
  • Construction Studies
  • Home Economics 
  • Biology 
  • Engineering 
  • Art 
  • Music 
  • Geography


  • Agricultural Science
  • Chemistry 
  • Business
  • History 
  • Accounting
  • Physics 
  • Design & Communications Graphics