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Leaving Cert Subjects

Guide to Leaving Cert Subjects

Subject Choice for LC

Towards the end of Third Year (or Transition Year if you are taking it), students will be asked to choose which subjects they would like to study for their Leaving Cert.

First you must consider which Leaving Cert programme you will take. This will depend largely on what is offered in your school. Explore The Three Leaving Certs here.

There are usually more subject options available for Leaving Cert than Junior Cycle, which means you can focus your studies more on the areas you are interested in.

Your choice of subjects in the Leaving Cert may effect what courses or employment options are available to you after you leave school, so it is important to take the time to choose carefully.

Find out all you need to know about each subject here

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Deirdre Kelleghan, Amateur Astronomer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

When I was young, going on to third-level education was not something everyone did or could do I had to go straight to work when I finished secondary school. This was difficult as I wanted to go to art college but could not. However, as I was working (in graphic design) I paid for myself to go to college at night and did a Diploma in Art in Industry and Commerce. To fulfill my needs I also did courses in life drawing at night in the National College of Art and Design which I totally loved. There is no hindsight worth pursuing, as what happened is in the past and I got on with my life in my own way, with my own drive.

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Donal Kane, Plumber / Construction Super.

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

Main subjects that influenced my career path were engineering studies and technical graphics.

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Brendan Cavanagh, Ships Engineer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

I had chosen physics, engineering and technical drawing which all helped when I went to train in BIM college

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