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:
Students select four (or five) of the following subjects, also to examination level:
Home Ec. (Social &Sci)
Applied Maths *
*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:
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.