Leaving Certificate Subjects

Here at FCJ Bunclody, we endeavour to provide a broad and varied choice of subjects at senior cycle. Students take 3 core subjects and choose an additional 4 option subjects. All students also have the option of undertaking the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) subject to meeting the required subject requirement condition. Core subjects are available at higher, ordinary and foundation levels. Option subjects can be studied at higher or ordinary level, and LCVP is taken at common level. Students who have an exemption in Irish can avail of Learning Support at this time.

Core Subjects:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths

Science Options:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Agricultural Science

Practical Options:

  • Construction Studies
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Design & Communication Graphics (DCG)
  • Computer Science (New in 2020)
  • Physical Education (New in 2020)

Further Options:

  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Economics

Other Areas of Education:

All students in Senior Cycle also take the following subject areas:

Religious Education (with RSE modules),  Career Guidance, and Physical Education.

There are also modules in Life Skills for students that do not study LCVP (Life Skills modules rotate during the year, and this year, range from e.g. Spanish, First-Aid, Substance Misuse, and so on).