Leaving Certificate

Towards the end of 3rd year Career Guidance counsellors advise all students on the implications of student choices of subjects in Leaving Certificate.

An information night is held for all students and parents on senior cycle options and the implications of subject choices.

Students choose to follow either the Leaving Certificate(the traditional course), the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P. – depends on subjects chosen), the Leaving Certificate Applied (L.C.A.) or the Transition Year Option.(T.Y.O)

Senior Cycle options/subjects offered will depend on requirements indicated by students, resources available, and sufficient numbers to justify providing them.

All students take Gaeilge (unless exempt), English and Maths. In addition all students in the Leaving Certificate Cycle will avail of study in Religious Education, Physical Education, Career Guidance, Computer Studies and SPHE in 5th year.

Students choose four subjects from the following list in the case of Leaving Certificate (traditional) or L.C.V.P.:

  • German
  • French
  • Construction Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Agricultural Science
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • History
  • Accounting
  • Physics
  • Design & Communications Graphics

Relationships and Sexuality Education

The delivery of RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) is a requirement for all students in our school. The Department of Education and Skills should receive at least 6 lessons each year of RSE throughout their time in secondary school.

The aims of RSE are:

  • to help young people understand and develop friendships and relationships
  • to promote an understanding of sexuality
  • to promote a positive attitude to ones sexuality and the sexuality of others
  • to promoe knowledge and respect for reproduction
  • to enable young people to develop attitudes and values in a moral/ spiritual/ social context.

If you do not wish your child to participate in the RSE programme, please download the required form here and return to the school at your earliest convenience.


Community School,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim. N41 VX63.

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703