Leaving Certificate


Abbey Community College students progress from Junior Cycle to our optional Transition Year programme or straight into Senior Cycle. The programme of study followed in senior cycle is two years in duration. Most of our students take the Leaving Certificate (Established) which is the traditional terminal examination in post-primary education. It aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education which provides our students with a wide range of career options. All subjects are offered at two levels, ordinary and higher. Irish and Mathematics are available at foundation level also.

Core Subjects

English Irish Maths

Elective Subjects

Physics Chemistry Biology
Applied Mathematics Social and Scientific Studies French
Spanish Geography History
Business Studies Accounting LCVP
Art Engineering Construction Studies
Design and Communication Graphics Music

Non Exam Subjects

Physical Education Religious Education Guidance Counselling
Abbey Community College,
Abbey Road,

051 832 930

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board
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