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 boys 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 at the end of the Christmas and Summer terms. 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, Applied Mathematics, French, German, History, Geography, Art, Music, Technical Graphics, LCVP, Accounting, Business, Economics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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