Curriculum

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

All subjects are open to both boys and girls.

JUNIOR CERTIFICATE

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • German
  • Religious Education
  • Civic, Social & Political Education
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • Business Studies
  • Art, Craft, Design
  • Music
  • Technical Graphics
  • Metalwork
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Home Economics
  • Physical Education
  • Information and Communication Technology

TRANSITION YEAR

  • Our aim is to educate our students for maturity while emphasising social awareness and increasing social competence.
  • We educate through experience of adult and working life and we promote general, technical and academic skills while emphasising self-directed learning.
  • Our broad-based curriculum exposes students to a wide variety of optional subjects at either core or optional level.

Core Subjects include:

Gaeilge, Maths, Communications, French, German, Science, Information Technology incorporating MOS*, Music, Guidance, Drama, Life Skills.

Option Subjects include:

Applied Maths, Art, Construction Studies, History, Geography, Sage Computerised Accounts, Scratch Programming, Web Design, Food Studies, Spanish, Chinese, Enterprise,  Young Social Innovators, Yoga and Drama.

Activities on offer include:

Sports Injuries and First Aid, Modern Dance, GAA Coaching, Awareness and Safety, Self-Presentation and Beautician course

Community Activities include:

  • Log on Learn senior citizen computer skills,  Community Visitation, National School Classroom assistant programme, Gaisce

Certification

  • Students who have successfully completed the Transition Year Programme are awarded a certificate of participation by the Department of Education & Science.
  • In addition some modular courses carry certification for specific purposes, including:

Microsoft Office Specialist*
GAA Coaching Certificate
Sage Accounting
An Gaisce

Work Experience

  • Work Experience is central to this programme.  It provides a focus for the other aspects of the course and helps to make school-based learning relevant to the work place.  The students attend a two week placement in February / March.

Additional Information on 4th Year is available in our Guidance webpage.

LEAVING CERTIFICATE

  • Gaeilge
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • English
  • Social and Scientific
  • Economics
  • French
  • Music
  • German
  • Business
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Design, Communications and Graphics
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Construction Studies
  • Career Guidance
  • History
  • Religion
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering

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.