Junior Cycle


Denise Kelly, right, 18 and Aine Rutherford, 18 from St Raphaelas School in Stillorgan celebrate after receiving their leaving certficate results. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/8/11

Denise Kelly, right, 18 and Aine Rutherford, 18 from St Raphaelas School in Stillorgan celebrate after receiving their leaving certficate results. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/8/11

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The school offers the traditional Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Programmes as well as an excellent optional Transition Year programme; the curriculum of each is shown below:
Junior Cycle (3 years)

Irish

English

Mathematics

History

Geography

Science

Business Studies

French

Spanish

Home Economic

Art

Music

Latin

Civic, Social and Personal Education

Social, Personal & Health Education (not examined in State Exams)

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The School also offers the LCVP programme. LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to commence their own businesssometime in the future.