Leaving Certificate Programme


The Leaving Certificate Established is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education while also offering some specialisation towards a particular career option.

Students study 3 Core Subjects:

English, Gaeilge, Mathematics.

Students study 4 subjects from the following Optional subjects:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Technology, Materials Technology(Wood), Design & Communication Graphics, Engineering, Home Economics, Art, Spanish, French, Music Geography, History, Business, Accounting and Politics & Society, PE, Economics

These are subject to available resources and demand. All subjects cannot be guaranteed.

Students also take modules in Ethical Education, Physical Education, SPHE in Fifth and Sixth Year.

You can access more information about the Leaving Certificate Programme from the NCCA at the following link:


Ballymakenny College offers the Leaving Certifcate Vocational Programme to eligible students.

The LCVP is a Leaving Certificate with a focus on enterprise and preparation for working life. This two-year programme combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate with a dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. In most ways the LCVP is like the established Leaving Certificate. LCVP students take two additional courses, called Link Modules, in the areas of Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education.

Look at the LCVP Programme Statement to find out more about the aims of the programme.

LCVP Programme Statement 2022

11 2023
Third Year Parent Teacher Meeting
25 2023
Christmas Holidays
22 2024
Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting
05 2024
St Brigid's Day
12 2024
February Mid-Term
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