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Leaving Cert Subjects

Guide to Leaving Cert Subjects

Subject Choice for LC

Towards the end of Third Year (or Transition Year if you are taking it), students will be asked to choose which subjects they would like to study for their Leaving Cert.

First you must consider which Leaving Cert programme you will take. This will depend largely on what is offered in your school. Explore The Three Leaving Certs here.

There are usually more subject options available for Leaving Cert than Junior Cycle, which means you can focus your studies more on the areas you are interested in.

Your choice of subjects in the Leaving Cert may effect what courses or employment options are available to you after you leave school, so it is important to take the time to choose carefully.

Find out all you need to know about each subject here

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Natasha Ibanez , Mechanical Engineer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

We had no Physics, Chemistry and other technical subjects in the school I attended, which would have been useful for my career development.  I did however have the opportunitiy to study Honours Maths in preparation for my current career.

In hindsight I would have looked for the opportunitiy to at least study Applied Maths, which would have made it easier to go through first year in college.

I am delighted I went to UCD, where it was possible to do one common year before choosing the Engineering discipline.

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Cosmin Tudor, Restaurant Manager

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

The educational structure in Romania is different to here, so we were studying everything up to University. I then decided to go for a career in management. I made the best choice!

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Enda Coates, Forest Researcher

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

I took Music, Geography, and Economics. I donít think they influenced me at all in my career path.

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