Curriculum

Our broad curriculum is designed to ensure that the needs of all our students are met.

Our innovative teaching approach, team teaching and a willingness to continuously review and improve our practices, all help ensure that we unlock the potential in all our students

Junior Cycle

Transition Year

Leaving Certificate

Leaving Certificate Vocational programme

Junior Cycle

Our students study the following core subjects:

Gaeilge (Unless Exempt)

English

Maths

French

Science

History

Geography

PE

RE

Wellbeing (SPHE, CSPE, Life Skills, ICT)

Students pick one subject from:

Option 1Business StudiesVisual ArtGraphics
Option 1
Business Studies
Visual Art
Graphics
Option 2BusinessMaterials Technology WoodEngineering
Option 2
Business
Materials Technology Wood
Engineering

Transition Year

In Coláiste Chríost Rí every student has the opportunity to do Transition Year. During the year students are given the opportunity and space to mature and develop at their own pace without the pressure of examinations. Involvement in work experience, drama, sport, outdoor pursuits in Cappanalea and ECDL to name but a few of the activities available to our TYO students, all help build self-confidence, resilience and offer students the chance to apply their skills in the world outside of school. Each student gets an opportunity to sample each LC option subject during TY.

A NCCA (National Council for Curriculum & Assessment) survey has shown that students who avail of this maturing year have a big advantage in the Leaving Certificate over their peers who do the examination in five years.

Leaving Certificate

In Coláiste Chríost Rí all of our LC students’ study:

Gaeilge (Unless Exempt)

English

Maths

RE

PE

RSE/SPHE

Each student chooses one subject from each of the following option lines

Option 1FrenchGeography
Option 1
French
Geography
Option 2PhysicsEconomicsHistory
Option 2
Physics
Economics
History
Option 3ChemistryBusinessDCGArt
Option 3
Chemistry
Business
DCG
Art
Option 4BiologyAccountingEngineeringGeographyConst. Studies
Option 4
Biology
Accounting
Engineering
Geography
Const. Studies

We are delighted that 85% of our 2019 LC class progressed to degree courses in UCC, CIT, UL & Mary Immaculata. Confirming our reputation for having a very strong academic programme.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community.

How to Apply

If you’d like to request an application pack for our school please contact the office by phone or email.