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The Curriculum, and the effectiveness of its delivery, determines the quality of the education provided. Equality and opportunity for all our students are the cornerstones of St. Declan’s educational policy. In an effort to cater for the needs of all our students, the widest possible range of subjects is made available at St. Declan’s.


Junior Certificate:

First Year students begin a three-year programme leading to the Junior Certificate

examination. There is no streaming of students and all First Year classes are mixed ability.


Junior Certificate Schools Programme:

JCSP is offered to a limited number of students. It aims to retain students in school by giving them an experience of success while at school and to enhance students’ personal and social development while supporting them in achieving their Junior Certificate.


Transition Year:

Transition Year in St. Declan’s aims to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of our students. It also enhances the student’s abilities to deal with the Leaving Certificate.


Leaving Certificate:

At the end of Transition Year the students choose seven subjects to study for a further two years leading to the Leaving Certificate Examination at the end of Sixth Year.


Leaving Certificate Applied:

Leaving Cert Applied is a distinct, self-contained Leaving Certificate Programme designed for students whose needs are not adequately catered for by the established Leaving Cert. Students are assessed on an ongoing basis and also in final exams. LCA focuses on active, practical learning experiences as well as academic studies in the following subjects.

L.C.A. Subjects:

• English and Communications

• Vocation Preparation & Guidance

• Hotel Catering and Tourism

• Information & Communication Technology

• Mathematical Applications

• Social Education

• Leisure Studies

• Craft & Design

• Engineering

• Irish

• French



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