St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert

St. Mary's offers an extensive range of subjects to meet the requirements of all our student population.
All Leaving Certificate Students study the following:

Core Subjects:

Irish
English
Mathematics
Physical Education
Religious Education
Career Education

Students select four other subjects from the following list.

Optional Subjects:

Agricultural
Science
Geography
Accounting
Applied Maths
German
Art
History
Biology
Home Economics
Business
Music
Chemistry
Physics
Economics
Physics/Chemistry
French
Religious Education
Design & Communications Graphics

Students have the option of taking Leaving Cert Vocational Programme as an additional subject, to provide them with an enhanced Leaving Cert.

  • All subjects are offered at Higher Level and Ordinary Level, with Irish and Mathematics also offered at Foundation Level
  • Every effort is made to secure a student’s first preference of combinations.
  • Advice is provided by the Career Guidance Teacher at both individual and class level.

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For futher information on Leaving Cert subjects & syllabi check the NCCA Curriculum Online website.

Aug 27
2021
Staff and Senior School Leaders return
Aug 30
2021
1st Year Students Induction Day
Aug 31
2021
5th, 6th Year and LCA’s return students return
Sep 01
2021
2nd and 3rd Year students return
04-Jun-2021
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2021
27-May-2021
TY end of year Showcase
24-May-2021
Over the years the TY students of St. Mary's Secondary School has raised over €100,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin through various whole community events including The World Record High Hell Race and Rock th
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