Leaving Certificate

Leaving Certificate Established

The Leaving Certificate (Established) is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education while also offering them a chance to specialise towards particular higher education and career options.

In general, students take five or more subjects (usually seven) for examination, one of which must be Irish. Subjects are normally studied at either Ordinary or Higher Level. Two subjects, Irish and Mathematics, can be studied at Foundation Level.

In addition to these subjects, the State Examinations Commission will provide examinations in any of the recognised languages of the European Union, where the status of the applicant/candidate is seen as appropriate.

All Leaving Certificate Subjects are offered at Higher and Lower Levels. The following is our list of Leaving Certificate Examination Subjects.

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering
  • Construction Studies
  • Art
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Business
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Politics and Society
  • LCVP

Useful Information when choosing Subjects

Non Examination Subjects

The following non-examination subjects are also offered:

  • Religion
  • SPHE
  • Career Guidance

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