Senior Cycle begins in Transition Year (4th Year). Please see the Transition Year section for the programme information.
In 5th Year the Leaving Certificate Programme begins. Both core and option subjects are followed. The core subjects include Irish, English, a modern language, Maths, Religion, Physical Education, Guidance and Pastoral Care. Each student also takes 4 option subjects from the following choice: Art, Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, French, German, Spanish, History, Geography, Home Economics, Music, Ag Science and Physics. Students will study these subjects for two years for their Leaving Certificate examination.
6th Years participate extensively in the organisation of the school. There is a Head Girl, a Deputy Head Girl, a Sports Captain, five House Captains and a 6th Year councillor for each class in the school. All of these positions are filled democratically via a staff/student voting system.
Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year course available to students who wish to follow a practical Leaving Certificate programme with a vocational focus rather than the established Leaving Certificate. Students’ work and skill development is assessed in different ways including, interviews, written, oral and practical components throughout the two-course, accumulating in credits that are included in the final certification. Please see Leaving Certificate Applied section for further details.