Senior Cycle

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan is one of 40 schools collaborating with the NCCA on a review of the Senior Cycle Curriculum in Irish schools.

This collaboration features two consultative cycles of thematic discussions about senior cycle education with the NCCA. The first cycle will focus on the purpose of Senior Cycle and thinking about the future, while the second cycle will explore pathways and flexibilities in Senior Cycle. Each cycle will begin as a school-based discussion, but will then widen out to conclude with a national seminar involving representatives from the collaborating schools and the education partners. A summary report of the main findings of each cycle will be produced and published after each national seminar. More info ...

 

At present in senior cycle four option subjects must be taken in addition to the core subjects. It is strongly recommended that one of these is a modern European language, French or German.

Core Subjects

 
   
Irish  
English  
Mathematics  
Religion  
Physical Education  
Careers  

 

Optional Subjects

 

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Careers
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Business      
Accounting   link link
Business   link link
Economics   link link
       
Creative      
Art   link link
Music   link link
       
Science      
Biology   link link
Chemistry   link link
Physics   link link
       
Humanities      
French   link link
German   link link
History   link link
       
Social      
Geography   link link
Home Economics S&S   link link
Physical Education Specification   link link
Politics & Society   link link
       
Practical      
Technology   link link
       

 

 

 

All subjects are offered subject to personnel and resources being available