The senior school caters for students aged 12-18 years old. Students in the senior section of the school have the opportunity to engage with Junior Certificate level 1 and level 2 programme. The school also offers a School Leavers Programme.
The senior students can partake in specific elements of the courses available that best suit their specific educational needs and ability. We endeavour to challenge our students in a way that allows them to reach their full potential but that also allows the student to learn in their own specific way and pace. In this respect in as much as possible all students have individual learning programmes that give them the security to express their individual needs and talents which in turn offers them individual goals that are both relevant and achievable. We as a staff endeavour to give the student input into their learning programmes to enable them to realise their own positive attributes, potential, individuality and overall instil independence in order to be best prepared for life after school.
Along with the core curricular subject areas students also participate in elements of the following subjects.
- Visual Arts
- I.T. and Computers
- Physical Education
Level 1 Learning Programmes (L1LP)
The Level 1 Learning Programmes are made up of six Priority Learning Units (PLUs) which explicitly identify and develop the key areas of learning needed to prepare the students for their future lives. Students also complete one short course as decided by the school.
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Personal Care and Wellbeing
- Being part of a Community
- The Arts
- Physical Education
Level 2 Learning Programme (L2LP)
The Level 2 Learning Programmes are made up of five Priority Learning Units (PLUs) and two short courses. The PLUs focus on developing the basic social, pre-vocational and life skills of the students involved. There are five Level 2 PLUs:
- Communicating and Literacy
- Personal care
- Living in a Community
- Preparing for work
More information on the Level 1 and Level 2 Learning Programme can be found here https://www.ncca.ie/en/junior-cycle/level-one-and-level-two-programmes.