Subjects and Courses

Courses offered

St. Brogan’s College offers the following programmes:

  • Junior Certificate
  • Transition Year
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate Applied

Junior Cycle Subjects

First Year:   

Pupils study all subjects. This enables students to make more informed choices about the subjects they wish to study for their Junior Certificate.

Core Subjects

Studied by all students

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science

 Short Courses

Form part of junior certificate and examined through continuous assessment

  • Physical Education
  • Computer Science

 

Optional Subjects

First years try all the optional subjects and choose their three favourites before second year

  • French
  • Home Economics
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Music
  • Technical Graphics
  •  Art, Craft and Design
  • Business Studies

 

Non-exam subjects

Studied by all students

  • Civic, Social & Political Education
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • Religion

 

Senior Cycle Subjects

Core Subjects

Studied by all students

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths

 

Non-exam subjects

Studied by all students

  • Physical Education
  • Religion

Where subject combinations allow students will study Enterprise Education as part of the LCVP (Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme)

Optional Subjects

Transition years try all the optional subjects and choose their four favourites by Christmas of Transition year

  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Construction Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Physics
  • French
  • Business
  • Agricultural Science
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Art
  • History

 

Transition Year Programme

St. Brogan’s College Transition Year Programme is a highly organised and extremely successful programme within the school.  During Transition Year students begin their Leaving Certificate courses in Irish, English, Maths and French.  They also cover parts of every Leaving Certificate subject thereby getting a taste of all subjects to assist them in making  a choice for the Leaving Certificate.

Transition Year offers pupils a broad educational experience with a focus on personal and social development. It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning, thereby transforming them from dependent to independent learners. The value accorded to Transition Year is reflected in the fact it is a compulsory year in the school.

A number of non Leaving Certificate subjects are also studied helping to broaden the educational focus of the student.