School Curriculum

The Following Programmes are Available to our Students:

Students in their first year in the school participate in a year long taster programme in the various option subjects and at the end of year 1 decide what subjects they wish to study to Junior Certificate examination level.

Students in Transition Year also participate in a taster programme to better inform their subject choice for the Leaving Certificate examination. They choose their option subjects at the end of Transition year.

The option process at both junior and senior cycle gives students a free choice to pick their subjects. From these preferences the option blocks are formed and it is from these blocks of subjects that students make their final choice. There is a consultation with parents, guidance counsellors, teachers and students at all stages of the subject choice process.

Junior Certificate Subjects:

There is a wide range of subjects available in Junior Cycle.  Once studnts have finished their first year taster programme, they continue with core subjects and their options.  The subjects are taken from the following:

Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, French, Science, Home Economics, Business Studies, History, Geography, Art, Metalwork, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Computer Studies, Materials Technology Wood, Social Personal and Health Education, Civic Social Political Education, Music, Technical Graphics

Leaving Certificate Level – Subjects Available:

Following the taster programme in Transition Year, students will choose their Leaving Certificate subjects in addition to their core subjects.  Depending on the takeup in some subjects students subjects will be taken from the following:

Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, French, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Home Economics, Business, Accounting, History, Geography, Art with Craftwork, Engineering, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Construction Studies, Relationship and Sexuality Education, Music, Design & Communication Graphics, Enterprise Education, Career Guidance