A series of videos have been produced to explain options for Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and the Transition Year Programme.

Please use the below link.

Help in choosing options for Leaving Certificate or choosing the right programme (TY / LCA)  – Suite of Videos


Students will be required to undergo an interview process for Transition Year and Leaving Cert. Applied, and not all applicants can be guaranteed places. A fee of €160 will apply to Transition Year which is separate to the normal re-registration fee.

Further advice and information is available from the school’s Guidance Counsellors.

List of senior cycle subjects for 2022

English, Irish (unless exempt) & Maths

Four further subjects from the following list:

  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Home Economics (Social and Scientific)
  • Economics
  • French
  • Music
  • German
  • Business
  • Physical Education**
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Art
  • Construction Studies
  • History
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Politics and Society*
  • Computer Science*

*New subjects from September 2018

**New subject from September 2020

Students also take PE, ICT, Religion, RSE and Wellbeing.


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.


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.