Leaving Certificate

The Leaving Certificate programme is a 2 year programme.

All students (with the exception of those exempted from Irish by the Department of Education and skills) study the following subjects to examination level:

  • Irish

  • English

  • Maths

Students select four (or five) of the following subjects, also to examination level:











Agricultural Science





Construction Studies

Design &Comm.graphics


Home Ec. (Social &Sci)

Applied Maths *

Art *



*Art and Applied Maths are offered outside of school hours.

Mitchelstown C.B.S. has a co-operation agreement in place with our neighbouring school, Presentation Secondary School, for senior cycle subject options. This allows our students access to a wide range of subjects, and gives them a greater chance of getting their subject choices.

Students also have timetabled classes in the following non-examination subjects:

  • Physical Education

  • Guidance

  • Religion


The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

An option available to students in the Leaving Certificate cycle is to undertake the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) as a full school subject.

Spread over two years, the LCVP combines the academic strengths of the established Leaving Certificate with a focus on information technology, enterprise and the world of work.

Eligibility for the LCVP is dependent on subject options chosen. Full details are available from the LCVP Co-ordinator.