Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert - 5th and 6th Year


Some of Construction Studies Projects from 6th Yr pupilsIn Leaving Certificate, students take a choice of subjects – in consultation with the Career Guidance Teacher.

This meeting is important in order to identify the aptitudes of each student and to advise on the best course of study to pursue at L.C. 

Students take 7 examinable subjects to include the core: Irish, English, Maths and option subjects from the following list: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Business, History, Geography, Music, Art, Construction Studies, D.C.G (Design and Communication Graphics), Agricultural Science, Technology, French, German, Religion and Link Module*. A subject choice menu is offered to students from the option subjects above, based on demand. 

Group of students from Midleton CBS attend the Garda Open Day in Templemore - March '09

Students continue with this course of study for the 2 yr duration and as with Junior Cert students, sit all house exams, class exams and in February of 6th Yr, they sit The ‘Mocks’ or ‘Pre’s’ which means sitting a full Leaving Cert preparation examination held, as much as possible, under exact Leaving Cert conditions.

From the Career Guidance perspective, colleges are invited to the school throughout the year to address students on their future post-leaving course options. Students are also advised to attend a major careers exhibition to view options for those who wish to enter the employment market straight from school. For further details on career guidance, visit the tab relating to this matter on this page.

*Link Modules – also referred to as Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP), is offered to students who have one of a specific subject combination at Leaving Cert. This offer is made during 5th Yr. The subject is based on “Preparation for world of work”, is taught for 2 classes per week. It is eligible for Leaving Cert points based on a unique Pass, Merit and Distinction point scale. For further information visit www.lcvp.ie
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