Senior Cycle

Fifth year subjects
We offer a broad range of subjects to fifth year students for Leaving Certificate.
All fifth year students study the following:
English, Irish, Mathematics, Religious Education, Physical Education   and    Career  Guidance          
Students choose FOUR subjects from the following list of options:
French, German, Art, Music, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Home Economics, Accounting, Business, Economics, Geography, History, Religious Education, Design Communication and Graphics (DCG)

All subjects are offered at Higher and Ordinary Levels. Students have a free choice of the above subjects and the use of specialised software enables us to offer all chosen optional subjects to an average of 99% of our students.

 Availability of these optional subjects depends on the number of applicants.

All courses are offered subject to staffing resources being available from the Department of Education and Skills


 The following Leaving Cert Programmes may be offered subject to student needs and staffing resources being available from the Department of Education and Skills:

•    The Leaving Certificate Applied
•    The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The Mercy maintains its tradition of excellence in all of these programmes, while the vast majority of our students progress to Third Level.


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