Senior Cycle Curriculum 2022

At St Mary’s Secondary School Leaving Certificate students can choose from 18 Optional Subjects. We have three modern foreign languages and four Science subjects on offer. 

Currently, students study eight subjects in the Leaving Cert Curriculum. Students then go on to complete state examinations in seven of these subjects. Each Leaving Certificate student will study English, Gaeilge and Mathematics, as well as four other subjects of their choosing.

Students may choose from the following list of subjects;

  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • German
  • French
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Design and Communication Graphics (DCG)
  • Construction Studies
  • Technology and Physical Education September 2022.


Students may also qualify for the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. The LCVP  course can be described as a Leaving Certificate with a strong vocational dimension. It gives students the opportunity to engage in self directed learning as well as exposure to innovation and enterprise.

Garda Vetting Documentation for LCVP Students Work Experience – 2019/2020

Garda Vetting – Check of Identity Guide

Garda Vetting Form with Guidelines (NVB 1)

Garda Vetting for TY and LCVP students guidelines

Parent-Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3)