Prospectus & Courses

This is a three year programme including the following core and optional subjects:

Core: English, Irish, Maths, Geography, History, Science, Religion, SPHE, Information Technology.
Options: Art, Music, Home Economics, French, Spanish, Materials Technology (Wood), Metalwork, Business Studies, Technical Graphics.

Transition Year is a mandatory year for students attending Coláiste Mhuirlinne/ Merlin College.

This allows for all students to benefit from the programme which is there to promote educational , personal and social development.
Aspects of the course and activities may include a Mini- Company set up, ECDL, European Tour, Gaisce President’s Awards, Public Speaking, Debating, Legal Studies, Music, Drama, Science, Work Experience and Community Education.

The Curriculum for the two year Senior Cycle may include the following core and optional subjects:

English, Irish, Maths, Accountancy, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Art, Design and Communication Graphics, Religion, Geography, History, Art, Music, PE, Construction Studies and Engineering.

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self- contained two year Leaving Certificate Programme aimed at preparing Learners for adult and working life.
It emphasises forms of achievement and excellence which the established Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past.
It offers a specific opportunity to prepare for and progress to further education and training.
Who would benefit from LCA?
Learners who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes.