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TY and 5th Year 2021 Information


TY and 5th Year Info 2021

Students can choose to apply for

  1. Transition Year (3rd year students only)

  2. Leaving Cert Applied

  3. Leaving Cert - 5th Year Subject Options

In lieu of the parents information evening we would normally have, we have included the presentations here for you - with interactive elements to help you discuss and decide which option is right for you.

  1. Transition Year

Our TY programme

  • One Year School Based Programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle​
  • Acts as a bridge between the dependent learning at JC and the goal of a more independent self-directed and motivated Senior Cycle student.​
  • Optional – All students are eligible but what a student gains from TY largely depends on what they put in – you reap what you sow!​
  • Gives chance for development of skills in key areas​
  1. Personal Development – Maturity and Responsibility.​
  2. Academic and Technical Skills – Focus on interdisciplinary skills and self-directed learning.​
  3. Life and Social Skills – Finding a role among peers, in school and in society.

If you are curious about what our students in TY get up to, check out our TY NOTICEBOARD and TY TWITTER

The application deadline is March 5th and late applications will be added to the waiting list.

2. Leaving Cert Applied

The Leaving Cert applied is a two year programme in place of the traditional Leaving Certificate. It is aimed at preparing students for adult and working life with an emphasis on practical approaches to teaching and continuous assessment. It is suitable for students who benefit from a practical/hands on approach to learning and who feel the traditional Leaving Certificate does not cater.

Please click here to access more information about all aspects of the programme.


Recording from the Information evening

Please complete this application form if you want to apply for Leaving Cert Applied

LCA Application Form

3. 5th Year Subject Options

Please use the PowerPoint below to inform yourself on all of the subject choice options available and to discover what subjects might be important to you, for your future career or college opportunities.

To Summarise:

  • English, Irish and Maths are core subjects, every student will study these.
  • You will then choose your top 5 subject's from the 4 modern languages and 22 options of science, creative, practical and social subject groupings
  • We will endeavour to give you, your top 4 subject choices, but we ask you to choose 5 as it will depend on timetabling and availability.
  • Most students will choose a modern foreign language and 4 additional subjects to then study 3 of these 4
  • Some students will not choose a modern foreign language and then will pick 5 options to study 4 of these
  • Please see slide outlining the implications of not choosing a foreign language so you are aware of the limitations involved.

It is very important that you take some time to research the subjects you intend to choose - Ms Joyce has prepared this PowerPoint on how to access all of the information that careers portal have on each subject. In addition you can email Ms C Joyce, Mr Flynn, Ms L Ryan or any of our subject teachers will be happy to advise you on their own subject's through email.


Recording from the Information evening

For information on how to access Careers portal click here:CAREERS PORTAL PPT

5th Year Subject Options must also be selected before end of day Friday March 5th. This can be done by selecting Options on the parents VSWARE account.

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