Curriculum

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Our school offers a six-year post primary education – three years at junior cycle and three years at senior cycle. Transition year within the senior cycle is optional. We offer an extremely comprehensive range of subjects to our students in both cycles.

All subjects are open to both boys and girls.

JUNIOR CYCLE

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • German
  • Religious Education
  • Civic, Social & Political Education
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • Business Studies
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Graphics
  • Engineering
  • Wood Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Physical Education
  • Digital Media Literacy 

 

TRANSITION YEAR

 

Here in Carrigaline Community School, our TY program aims to act as a bridge for learning, growth & development between junior & senior cycle. Students will move from a highly structured learning environment into one which allows for greater responsibility for learning and decision making with a view to informing future career choices. Students will develop their academic, social & personal skills through broad & exciting range of educational experiences both in & out of  school.

Core Subjects include:

Gaeilge, Maths, English, French, German, Science, Information Technology incorporating MOS,  Music, Guidance, Drama, Life Skills, Religion and Physical Education. 

Option Subjects include but are not limited to:

Art, Applied Art, Artist in Residence Programme, Musical Theatre,  Construction Studies, History, Geography, Food Studies,  Chinese, Enterprise, Yoga,  Drama, Robotics, Coding, Politics and Society, Enterprise, Business, Economics, Event Planning, Engineering, School Magazine and Home Economics. 

Activities on offer include:

First Aid, Awareness and Safety,  Heath and Nutrition, Craft and Wellness, Film Studies, Fitness Training, Gardening, 

Activities include:

Gaisce, Fast Friends, Bonding Trips, Exchanges, School Tours, visits to historical and educational sites and facilities, trips to 3rd level institutions, key-note speakers and workshops. 

Work Experience

A two-week placement secured by students and indemnified by the SCA, in an area of interest leading to a possible future career. Examples : placement in a primary school, law firm, hotels, hospitals, retail and business etc. 

The placement usually takes place  - end of February early March, but is subject to change. 

Click below for further information.

Video Presentation on Transition Year 

 

LEAVING CERTIFICATE

  • Gaeilge
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • English
  • Home Economics
  • Economics
  • French
  • Music
  • German
  • Business
  • Physical Education 
  • Physical Education Leaving Certificate Examination
  • Design, Communications and Graphics (DCG)
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Construction Studies
  • Career Guidance
  • History
  • Religion
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Politics and Society
  • Computer Science

LEAVING CERTIFICATE APPLIED PROGRAMME

The L.C.A. programme is a unique approach to education and learning. It is an innovative programme in the way the students learn, in what they learn and in the way their achievements are assessed. In essence, it is a continuous assessment course with final state examinations accounting for a third of all marks. Students gain credits for applying their knowledge, skills and experience to practical tasks at school, in the workplace and in the wider community.

 

LEAVING CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME

 

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme provides students with the opportunity to realise their potential for self directed learning, for innovation and for enterprise. Students follow this programme as part of the Leaving Certificate. It is currently available to students who select particular combinations of Leaving Certificate subjects.