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St. John Bosco CC

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Leaving Certificate

The Leaving Certificate (Established) Programme     


    The Leaving Certificate (Established) programme offers students a broad and balanced education while allowing for some specialisation. The certificate is used for the purposes of selection into further education, employment, training and higher education.

The examination is the terminal examination of post-primary education. It is held at the end of the Senior Cycle in post-primary schools. The Senior Cycle caters for students in the 15 to 18 year old age group. The majority of candidates who sit for the examinations are recognised students in post-primary schools, are 17 or 18 years of age and have completed 5 or 6 years of post-primary education.

However, candidature for the examination is not limited to post-primary school students. A candidate following an approved course of study outside the State or who is attending an approved course of study organised under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme , Adult Literacy and Community Education Schemes, the Department of Social and Family Affairs second-level scheme for the unemployed or an analogous scheme, may be admitted to the examinations on payment of the appropriate fee. link to the fees section

Subject Choice. The examination is offered in the following subjects and levels. For curriculum information for each of these subjects please click on this link to the website of the Department of Education and Science.link to Department of Education and Science
    
    
        SUBJECT                                  LEVEL     


        Irish                                           Higher, Ordinary & Foundation     
        English                                       Higher and Ordinary     
        Latin                                           Higher and Ordinary     
        Ancient Greek                              Higher and Ordinary     
        Classical Studies                         Higher and Ordinary     
        Hebrew Studies                            Higher and Ordinary     
        Arabic                                          Higher and Ordinary     
        French                                         Higher and Ordinary     
        German                                        Higher and Ordinary     
        Italian                                           Higher and Ordinary     
        Spanish                                        Higher and Ordinary     
        History                                          Higher and Ordinary     
        Geography                                     Higher and Ordinary     
        Project Maths                                Higher, Ordinary & Foundation     
        Applied Mathematics                      Higher and Ordinary     
        Physics                                         Higher and Ordinary     
        Chemistry                                      Higher and Ordinary     
        Physics & Chemistry                      Higher and Ordinary     
        Agricultural Science                        Higher and Ordinary     
        Biology                                          Higher and Ordinary     
        Agricultural Economics                   Higher and Ordinary     
        Engineering                                    Higher and Ordinary     
        Construction Studies                       Higher and Ordinary     
        Technology                                     Higher and Ordinary     
        Design & Communication Graphics   Higher and Ordinary     
        Home Economics                            Higher and Ordinary     
        Accounting                                      Higher and Ordinary     
        Business                                         Higher and Ordinary     
        Economics                                      Higher and Ordinary     
        Religious Education                          Higher and Ordinary     
        Art (including crafts)                          Higher and Ordinary     
        Music                                              Higher and Ordinary     
        Russian                                           Higher and Ordinary     
        Japanese                                         Higher and Ordinary     
    
      

Subject Exclusions


Candidates may not take any of following subject combinations:

1. Physics and Chemistry and either of the separate subjects, Physics or Chemistry.
2. Economics and Agricultural Economics.
3. Classical Studies and Latin.
4. Classical Studies and Ancient Greek.

 

Subject Clashes


The State Examinations Commission makes every effort to arrange the examination timetable in order to minimise the potential for subject clashes. Sometimes students enter for subjects that are timetabled for the same time and date. Arrangements can be made to allow time to sit both papers. Please contact Entries Section for further information.

Telephone (090) 6442704 / 6442702 / 6442706. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Composition of the Examination


The examination incorporates written tests in all subjects. In addition, there are oral and aural tests in the subjects Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese. There are practical examinations in the subjects Engineering, Construction Studies, Art and Music. There is Practical Course Work in the subjects Engineering; Construction Studies; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Science; LCVP; History; Geography, Religious Education, Design and Communication Graphics and Technology. The new examination in Home Economics includes an element of assessed course work and also a Textile option.

 

Grading


Results of the Leaving Certificate examination subjects are given in the form of grades. Each grade represents a percentage range of marks as follows:
    
    
    Percentage Range                   Grade     


        90 or over                               A1     
        85 but less than 90                 A2     
        80 but less than 85                 B1     
        75 but less than 80                 B2     
        70 but less than 75                 B3     
        65 but less than 70                 C1     
        60 but less than 65                 C2     
        55 but less than 60                 C3     
        50 but less than 55                 D1     
        45 but less than 50                 D2     
        40 but less than 45                 D3     
        25 but less than 40                 E     
        10 but less than 25                 F     
        Less than 10                          No Grade    

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