Leaving Certificate

The Senior Cycle

Building on the foundation of the Junior Cycle, the Senior Cycle aims to provide a comprehensive, high-quality learning environment which prepares individual students for further education or for immediate entry into the workplace. The students follow a two year course of study in preparation for the Leaving Certificate Examination. This is a long established concluding examination of post-primary education and is the main basis upon which places in third-level institutes are allocated. To emphasise the academic importance of these two years, in-house examinations take place twice a year. Continuous assessment is also carried out throughout each term to enable the school to monitor student progress.

The school offers a broad range of subjects to cater for all student preferences. Subjects include Irish, English, Mathematics, French, History, Geography, Art, Music, Home Economics, Accounting, Business, Chemistry and Biology.