Leaving Cert

The Leaving Certificate is a two- year programme. Students study seven subjects for their Leaving Cert Examination. Subjects can be taken at Ordinary or Higher level.

CORE SUBJECTS:

Irish, English, Mathematics, French or German

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Select one from each group)

  1. Biology / Accounting / Technology / Home Economics /History
  2. Physics / Biology / Business / Geography / Music / Japanese
  3. Chemistry / Economics / Art / R.E. / Agricultural Science / History

NON- EXAMINATION SUBJECTS:

Religion/Social & Health/Humanities/Physical Education/ Guidance & Counselling

When selecting your optional subjects it is useful to consider:

  • Essential subject requirements
  • Subjects that you are interested in and prepared to work at
  • Subjects that suit your strengths and talents (Refer to CAT4 G results)
  • Particular subject combinations
  • Manner in which subject is assessed

Useful websites

www.careersportal.ie

www.qualifax.ie

www.cao.ie

www.transition.ie