Leaving Certificate Programme

Ashton School offers a wide range of subjects for senior cycle from which students can choose their subjects for the leaving certificate.  All students take Irish, English and mathematics.  Students also take guidance, religious education, physical education and social, personal and health education (SPHE) but these are not examined at leaving certificate level.  There are 16 option subjects arranged in four teaching blocks.  Students choose one subject from each block.  The arrangement of subjects in the blocks is optimised each year to ensure that as many students as possible can choose the subjects they desire. The option subjects offered for leaving certificate are: accounting, art, biology, business, chemistry, construction studies, design and communication graphics, economics, engineering, French, geography, German, history, home economics, music, physics and Spanish.

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