Subjects

Students may choose any combination of optional subjects for both Junior and Senior Cycle. 

In response to demand, additional subjects may be offered at Junior & Senior Cycle.  eg. Japanese.

Junior Cycle

First Year

  • All of the core subjects listed below are studied in First Year.
  • Students choose 2 of French, Spanish or Business prior to entry.
  • We offer all students the opportunity to sample a module of Art, Classical Studies, Home Economics and Music.
  • Students choose their subjects for examination at the end of First Year. Open choice is given to students and all choices are usually accommodated.

 

CORE

OPTIONS - Students choose 3   

Wellbeing

Irish

Art

Physical Education

English

Business

CSPE (Civic, Social and

Political Education)

Maths

Classical Studies

History

French

SPHE (Social, Political, Health Education)

Geography

Home Economics

Religious Education

Music

Choir

Science

Spanish

 

 

Junior Cycle Subjects  

Core Subjects
 
Open choice subjects:
Computers (Non-exam subject)
 
 

Senior Cycle 

Students choose four subjects from the list of options below. Students are given open choice when selecting their subjects.

CORE

OPTIONS - Students choose 4       

Other areas of Learning

Irish

Languages:

French, German or Spanish

Guidance

English

Science Subjects:

Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Physical Education

Maths

Business Subjects:

Accounting, Business or Economics

Religious Education

 

Art

SPHE

 

Classical Studies

 

 

Geography

 

 

History

 

 

Home Economics

 

 

Music

 

Students also have the opportunity to study:  Applied Maths & Japanese

Senior Cycle Subjects

Choosing Leaving Certificate subjects is one of the most important decisions a student will make at this stage of their life-journey.  Transition Year (4th Year) in Loreto College Foxrock is an opportunity for students to explore subject options and potential third-level course opportunities. Rich experiences in Transition Year help our students choose their Leaving Certificate subjects. Choice of subjects at this stage will have an impact on the decisions our students will make post Leaving Certificate.

We advise our students that it is important to consider their personal strengths and learning styles when making subject choices. There is no such thing as an 'easy subject' at Leaving Certificate level as each subject requires a considerable amount of regular, consistent study.

For comprehensive information on Leaving Certificate subject options in Loreto College Foxrock, please  Click Here

Core Subjects

English
Irish
Maths
Physical Education
Religious Education
Guidance
SPHE

 
Open choice subjects
 
 

Transition Year Programme

CORE

OPTIONS -

Students choose 3

MODULES

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Irish

Art

Applied Maths

Work Experience Placements x 2

English

Business: Accounting,

Business & Economics

Bridge

Community Outreach Programme

Maths

Classical Studies

Career Guidance

Musical with CBC Monkstown

Science:  Biology,

Physics & Chemistry

French

Chinese

Visiting Speakers

Religious Education

Geography

Crafts

Workshops

 

 

 

Retreats

 

 

 

Careers Fair

Mini Company

History

Culinary Skills

Cultural visits including theatre, art galleries and museums

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) & Computers

Home Economics

Development Education

Trips away including team building & outdoor adventure activities

Pastoral Care

Music

Drama

Trade Fairs

Physical Edcucation

Spanish

Environmental & Social Studies

Exhibitions & Competitions

 

 

Fashion Design

Build-a-Bank

 

 

First Aid

 

 

 

Holocaust Studies

 

 

 

Japanese

 

 

 

Outdoor Pursuits

 

 

 

Self Defence

 

 

 

Song Writing

 

 

 

SPHE

 

 

 

‘Learning through experience.’