Senior Cycle

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Senior Cycle (5th and 6th Year)

In North Monastery Secondary School our senior cycle education places students:

  • at the centre of the educational experience
  • enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society
  • and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives

Senior cycle is inclusive of all students and contributes to equality of opportunity, participation and outcome for all. Single classes last for 40 minutes, which are student-centered and incorporate the latest teaching and learning strategies and learning technologies.

Senior Cycle Skills

Throughout the two-year Leaving Cert course, students will focus on the following key skills Information Processing, Communicating, Critical and Creative Thinking, Working with Others, and Being Personally Effective. Students will obtain these skills through active learning within the classroom and through project work.

Core Subjects:

Gaeilge
English
Maths
French or Spanish

Optional Subjects

Accounting
Applied Maths
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Construction Studies
Design and Communications Graphics (DCG)
Engineering
Geography
History
Music
Physics
Politics & Society

Non-Examinable Subject(s)

Religious Education (RE)
Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)
Physical Education (PE)

More information: www.ncca.ie/en/seniorcycle