Senior Cycle

Study opportunities at the Senior Cycle Level include Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), and Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) will also engage in Physical Education, Religion, Career Guidance, and Social and Personal Health (SPHE) within a balanced curriculum.

An outline of the Leaving Cert Subjects can be found here:

Balanced Curriculum

Academic excellence has for many years been one of the hallmarks of St. Mary’s and strenuous efforts are made to ensure that each person reaches her full potential while also endeavouring to develop the whole personality. Today’s world needs students who have well-rounded personalities, who are able to make informed decisions and who are able to act with conviction and responsibility. With this in mind, all our senior students follow a well-planned non-examination programme which includes the following:

  • PE
  • Religious Education
  • Career Guidance

Students have an opportunity to participate in debating and public speaking. Senior students are encouraged to develop leadership skills or accept responsibility by accepting positions as prefects, participating in the Meitheal Programme or volunteering to work on any of the committees organised for senior students.

Leaving Certificate Subject Options

Our students take 3 core subjects


Four optional subjects are also chosen from the following range

Business StudiesEconomics
Chemistry Home Economics
Music French
PhysicsVisual Art
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