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School Curriculum

Presentation College offers a wide range of subjects at both Junior and Leaving Certificate levels. Students are strongly encouraged to take as many subjects as possible at Higher Level. Subjects at Foundation Level are no longer provided to incoming students. The curriculum offered in the school provides a broad range of educational experiences ensuring breadth and balance in each student’s education.

The Curriculum is constructed on the basis of core and optional subjects

 Junior Certificate Subjects

Senior Certificate Subjects

Core Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • CSPE


Choice of four subjects below

  • Art, Craft, Design
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Home Economics
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Music 
  • Science
  • Technical Graphics
  • Technology


Non-examination subjects

  • Computers
  • PE
  • SPHE
  • Religion


 Core Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths


Choice of four subjects below

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry 
  • Construction Studies
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • French
  • Geography
  • German 
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Technology


Non-examination subjects

  • Computers
  • Guidance
  • Health Education
  • PE 
  • Religion

 

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
students study, in addition, Link Modules –
Preparation for Work and Enterprise

Transition Year

On completion of their Junior Certificate students are given the option of proceeding directly into Fifth Year to begin their Leaving Certificate programme or they may opt to follow the Transition Year programme for one year before then proceeding to Fifth Year. During Transition Year, students are encouraged to move from a state of dependence to take a more participative role in their own future. Because the atmosphere is free of the pressures of external exams more attention can be paid to the personal growth and development of each student. Class size is limited to twenty-four students.

The programme was designed by our own teachers and has been running very successfully. The Co-ordinator of the programme works closely with all of the teachers and students involved. The grouping of subjects and the number of subjects offered may vary somewhat from year to year but the list below is typical.

 Transition Year Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • French
  • German
  • Computers
  • Technology
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Religion
  • Art
  • History
  • Physics
  • Business
  • Home Economics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Career Guidance
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • Young Social Innovators
  • Development Education
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Social Action Project
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Enterprise Mini-Company
  • Accounting
  • Construction Studies

 

Work Experience placements are an integral part of the programme.  Each student spends one day per week, Wednesday, on placements at a work-place of their choice. This enables them to observe and interact with adults at work.