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

Core Subjects

·         Irish

·         English

·         Maths

·         Science

·         History

 

Short Courses

Form part of junior certificate and examined through continuous assessment

·         Physical Education

·         Computers

·         Social, Personal & Health Education

·         Polish (Optional subject for those interested)

 

Optional Subjects

First years choose four of the following subjects before they enter.  They can change subjects up until the end of September.

·         French

·         Spanish

·         Home Economics

·         Wood Technology (Woodwork)

·         Engineering (Metalwork)

·         Music

·         Graphics (Technical Graphics)

·         Visual Art

·         Business Studies

·         Geography

 

Non-exam subjects

·         Civic, Social & Political Education

·         Wellbeing

·         Religion

 

 

Senior Cycle Subjects

Core Subjects

·         Irish

·         English

·         Maths

 

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

 

Non-exam subjects

·         Physical Education

·         Religion

 

 

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

·         Music

·         Leaving Certificate PE

·         Applied Maths

 

Polish for Leaving Certificate is taught in the school as an additional optional subject.

 

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.