Senior Cycle

Building on the foundation of the Junior Cycle Programme, the Senior Cycle Programme of study aims to provide a comprehensive, high-quality learning environment which prepares individual students for further education or for immediate entry into the workplace.

The National Council for Curriculum (NCCA) work with all partners in education to further develop curriculum and assessment in Irish schools. Further details available at

Core Subjects


  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • French or Spanish
  • Religion
  • Career Guidance
  • Physical Education
Optional Subjects


  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Music
  • Physical Education (Exam)
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Construction Studies
  • DCG
  • Agricultural Science
  • Home Economics

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