St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Leaving Certificate

Leaving Certificate

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:

Geography
Accounting
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 further information on Leaving Cert subjects & syllabi check the NCCA Curriculum Online website.

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Congratulations to 6th yr student Caitlin Thompson who is a member of the Board of Directors and National Council of Foroige, the National Youth Development Organisation, and an elected representative of over 50,000 young people in Foroige nationwide
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