All junior students study the core subjects. All optional subjects are sampled in the first term of 1st Year before two are selected.
Irish, English, Maths, Religion, History, Geography, French, Science, Computers, CSPE, PE, SPHE
Home Economics, Business Studies, Metalwork, Technical Graphics, Art, Materials Technology Wood
Senior Cycle operates four programmes – Transition Year, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), and the traditional Leaving Certificate.
Transition Year is a one year programme that provides a bridge to students enabling them to make the transition from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle. It promotes the personal, social, vocational and academic development of students.
Transition Year Newsletter 2014
Transition Year Newsletter 2015
LCVP is designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the established Leaving Certificate – it combines the virtues of academic study and self directed learning, enterprise, work and the community.
To find out eligibility for LCVP click on the link below.
LCA is a two year Leaving Certificate programme for those students who wish to follow a practical programme with strong vocational emphasis.
Leaving Certificate. In the traditional Leaving Certificate the core subjects are compulsory. Senior students select four additional subjects for the Leaving Certificate.
Core subjects: Irish, English, Maths, Religion, PE
Optional Subjects: French, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Applied Maths, Home Economics, Art, Engineering, Construction Studies, Accounting, Design and Communication Graphics.
Division of 5th Year Students
The school operates a system of in-house exams at Christmas and Summer. Junior and Leaving Certificate students sit Pre Examinations each Spring. Full house exams are held for 1st Year, 2nd Year, TY and LC1 students at the same time. Reports are issued to parents detailing academic progress and conduct.
The journey from primary to post primary school is a challenging and an emotional one for students. It is a time of change where new routines and disciplines are to be learnt. Therefore, how students are supported at this time is central to their success and to the development of a friendly and caring atmosphere in the Comp. A mentor is a senior cycle student who, with training and support, helps make the first year to make the adjustment to life in our school.
For all enquiries please contact Tarbert Comprehensive School