Leaving Certificate: 

The Leaving Certificate is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education while also offering some specialisation towards a particular career option. Students following the Leaving Certificate programme are required to study at least seven subjects, three of which must be Irish (unless an exemption applies), maths and English. All subjects are offered at two levels, ordinary and higher. Irish and Mathematics are available at foundation level also. 

At Woodbrook College our students are stimulated by their educational surroundings to become confident, independent learners. We offer a wide-ranging and balanced curriculum, preparing our students for life in the 21st Century. 

Our teachers are highly committed and dedicated.  They work closely in a spirit of collaboration, striving for excellence, supporting each student to fulfil their potential. All of our staff endeavour to support this continuously evolving, learning environment. We strive to create a broad educational experience which enables our students to become capable, self-assured, happy young adults. 

This is an exciting time in education. We have a clear vision of the environment we are creating. Our students are always at the core of our plans. 

We offer our students a wide range of subjects at Leaving Certificate level. All students will study their three core subjects: English, Irish, and Maths. In addition to this, students will choose four option subjects. The optional subjects on offer are: 

Accounting German
Art History
Biology Home Economics
Business Music
Chemistry Physics
Construction Studies LC Physical Education (LCPE)
Design & Communication Graphics LCVP
Economics Religious Education (RE)
French Spanish

Types of Assessment: 

  • Regular assessment in each subject throughout the year. 
  • Interim reports reflecting effort and behaviour. 
  • Christmas and Summer Examinations followed by Reports. 
  • Continuous assessment embedded in subjects. 
  • Leaving Certificate Examination at the end of Sixth Year (Mocks in February). 

Please see the Leaving Certificate subject booklet for more detail regarding outline of individual subjects. Click Here