Leaving Certificate

Senior Cycle

St Finian’s College offers 2 programmes at Senior Cycle - the traditional Leaving Certificate and the Leaving Certificate Vocational programme.

In order to help our students make the most informed decision about subject choice for Senior Cycle, we run the following programme of events to help them.

  1. Senior Cycle Booklet on subjects issued to students in 3rd year and TY and also to parents/guardians – Subject Choice Booklet here
  2. A Subject Choice Fair will be held in March. 3rd and TY students will have an opportunity to meet teachers and students to discuss subjects at Senior Cycle.
  3. Guidance Counsellor and Year Heads meet with 3rd year and TY students and go through the process for choosing subjects and give advice on subject choice
  4. Parent Information Evening Meeting is held for all 3rd year and TY parents/guardians
  5. Students are advised to speak with teachers if they have any specific questions around subject content and are also invited to speak with the Guidance Counsellor and/or Deputy Principal
  6. Students are asked to choose their subject preferences online via VS Ware
At Senior Cycle students will study:

Core Subjects:

  • English, Irish and Maths
  • French or German or both
  • Non exam Religion
  • PE
  • Guidance
Option Subjects:
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Home Economics
  • Religion Technology
  • Design & Communication
  • Graphics
  • History
  • Geography

Students who choose to take the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme will study 2 Link Modules in addition to their usual 7 subjects. These Link Modules are

  1. Enterprise Education
  2. The World of Work
Aug 23
1st Year 2024 Induction Day
Aug 26
Return to school 1st, 3rd, 6th yr
Aug 26
Return to school St Martha's & St Phyl's
Aug 27
Return to school 2nd & 5th year
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