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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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Tony Lenighan, Forester

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

Biology, Geography, Construction, Accounting, Maths, English and Irish: out of these subjects those which most influenced my career path would be Accounting, Maths and Biology.

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Dr Jan Steiner, Anaesthetist

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

Specific subjects that I "specialised" in were German & Biology. None of the subjects chosen in school influenced my career path.

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Emilia Gilroy, Garda

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

In school I was not choosing any particular subjects to suit my career. I just did what I liked. When I went to college I studied Political science, but I never finished this course.

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