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.

Junior Cycle | St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

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

Sep 21
2021
School Closed: JCT Staff In-service
Sep 27
2021
Mercy Day / Opening of school year Mass
Oct 07
2021
Staff Meeting/Subject Department Planning
Oct 18
2021
Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting
10-Sep-2021
Congratulations to Sarah McHale (1st year) who won the Mayo Schools Poster Competition organised by Mayo Education Center and Mayo GAA.
08-Sep-2021
Well done to every single student in the class of 2021 on reaching your full potential, we are so proud of you all and wish you every luck and blessing for your future!
04-Jun-2021
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2021
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