Leaving Certificate

The Traditional Leaving Certificate
The Leaving Certificate programme begins in Fifth Year. Each student begins Fifth Year either directly after his Junior Certificate or having completed Transition Year. The subjects offered at Leaving Certificate level are outlined below.

Each student must select the three core subjects,and four subjects from the Option group. The options available to students may vary from year to year.

Core Group: Gaelige, English, Mathematics

Options
Language Group French, German
Science Group Physics,Chemistry, Biology,
Business Group Accountancy, Business,
Social Studies Group History, Art, Geography, Music, Social and Scientific
Links Language Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Non-Examination Subjects
The following subjects are taken by each student and are an important component of the curriculum:

Religious Education
Physical Education
Social,Personal,Health Education