The Leaving Certificate Programme is a two Year programme leading to the Department of Education and Skills Leaving Certificate Examination. The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P.) is also offered in St. Joseph's as an optional additional subject. Students with the relevant subject groupings may take LCVP which is comprised of two link modules. St. Joseph's offers a wide range of subjects to meet the requirements of all our student population. Physical Education, as an examination subject was added to the curriculum in September 2020.
In spring, preceding entry into 5th Year, students choose their four optional subjects for the Leaving Certificate, which are studied along with the three core subjects, Irish, English and Mathematics. Every effort is made to secure a student’s first preference of combinations. Advice is provided by the Career Guidance Teacher at both individual and class level. All subjects are offered at Higher Level and Ordinary Level, with Irish and Mathematics also offered at Foundation Level.
The following are the senior cycle subjects on offer at St. Joseph's, along with links to their pages on the NCCA site.
Home Economics (Scientific & Social)
Co-curricular classes in Religious Education, Physical Education, Career Guidance and Choir are also part of the timetable for
Senior Cycle students.