Curriculum

The school’s fundamental aim is to provide excellence in education.  It endeavours to do so through the D.E.S. programme.  This is also underpinned by the school’s Mission Statement which affirms our commitment to provide the opportunity for students to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, creatively and physically in a healthy environment.

 

First Year

Examination subjects:

Irish, English, Maths, History, Geography, French, German, Art, Music, Science, Home-Economics, Business Studies, Religious Education and Civic Social and Political Education (C.S.P.E.),.

Non Examination subjects:

Physical Education, Social Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E.), Choir and Debating.

 

Second Year and Junior Cycle

Examination subjects:

Irish, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Religious Education, Civic, Social and Political Education.

From the following subjects, French, German, Home-Economics, Business Studies, Music, Art, Craft & Design, three subjects are chosen and studied for Junior Cert.

Non Examination subjects:

Physical Education, Social, Personal and Health Education, Debating. Choir is optional.

 

Transition Year

Irish, English, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Social & Cultural Studies, Music Appreciation, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Type-writing, Religious Education, Physical Education, Life Skills, Career Guidance, Cookery, Art Appreciation, Public Speaking, Debating, Work Experience, Community Service, Visiting Speakers, Outdoor Pursuits, Field Trips.

 

Fifth Year

Examination subjects:

All students study Irish, English, and Maths.

An additional four subjects are chosen from the following: French, German, History, Geography, Music, Scientific/Social, Art with Craftwork option, Economics, Business, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

Non Examination subjects:

Religious Education, Physical Education, Computer studies, Personal development, Type-writing, and Debating.

Leaving Cert.

Examination subjects

Students study the seven subjects chosen in Fifth Year.

Non Examination subjects:

Religious Education, Career Guidance, Physical Education, Choir (optional), Computer Studies.

Leaving Cert. Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P.)

Students in the Senior Cycle may avail of this programme. It comprises the traditional Leaving Cert. with two additional Link Modules

Enterprise Education.

Preparation for the world of work.

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