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Senior Cycle


After completing the Junior Cycle students begin the Senior Cycle programme. The Senior Cycle generally caters for students from 15 to 18  The main programmes that students can follow at Senior Cycle in Scoil Mhuire are:

  • Transition Year

  • The Established Leaving Certificate

  • The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.



Leaving Certificate students have four compulsory subjects at exam level (unless individual exemptions apply); English, Irish, Maths and French. 

Optional subjects that students choose before they enter 5th year include:

  • Accounting

  • Agriculture Science

  • Art

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Chemistry

  • Design & Communication Graphics

  • Geography

  • History

  • Home Economics

  • LCVP (Leaving Cert Vocational Programme)

  • Music

  • Physics

  • Religious Education

Religion (not as an exam subject), PE, and choir/study are also included on ​the timetable.

Guidance is available to students in choosing their subjects. Guidance is also available to students through senior cycle from the Guidance Counsellor and subject teachers to ensure all students take their subjects at the most appropriate level for their ability and goals following post primary school.

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