February 15, 2010 |  Tagged | Comments Off on Curriculum

We are happy to offer our students a broad-based curriculum with a wide choice in Sciences, Languages, Business Subjects, Humanities, The Arts, Personal Development and Extra-Curricular Opportunities. We also offer Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.

Junior Cycle

Irish Geography Religion
English Typewriting Physical Education
French Musicianship Civic, Social, Health Ed.
German Home Economics Choir
History Science Social, Personal, Health Ed.
Mathematics Art and Design Technical Drawing
Business Studies Computer Modules

All subjects are offered at higher and ordinary level where appropriate.

Celebrating Junior Cert Results

Senior Cycle

Mathematics French Design & Communication Graphics
Physics German Home Econ. Social/Scientific
Chemistry Geography Religious Education
Biology Accounting Careers Education
History Business Studies Health Education
Economics Music Physical Education
English Art Computer Studies
Irish Choir

All subjects are offered at higher and ordinary level where appropriate.

Principal Sr. Elaine Troy and Deputy Principal Bernadette Ryan with the 2010 Academic Award Winners

Junior and Senior Cycles
Social Justice and Human Rights Education is a priority.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
All Senior Cycle subjects chosen are studied.

Also included in the programme: – Enterprise Education
– Preparation for Work
– Work Experience
– Practical Business Education

Transition Year
St. Michael’s was one of the first schools in the country to pilot the Transition Year Programme. Over the last number of years the programme in the school has been developed and expanded.

During Transition Year, students have opportunities to develop their academic, social and personal skills. In addition to the academic core of English, Irish, Mathematics, French/German, Home Economics/Science, the important areas of Computer Studies, Religious Education, and Careers Education are also taught.

Students also experience a wide range of modular courses, which may include: Sign Language, Introduction to Law, Drama and Stage Management, Sports, Music, Applied Business (Mini-Company), Applied Journalism/Printing (Production of School Year Book).
Work Experience: Students have the opportunity to engage in various chosen careers during their two-week experience in the workplace. This is usually a highlight of the year.

Other highlights of Transition Year include an Outdoor Pursuits weekend, art gallery trips, a “Gaeltacht weekend”, and an experience of Celtic Spirituality during a weekend trip to Glendalough.

Currently Transition Year is optional and is subject to the school’s Transition Year Admissions Policy.

Browse recent Transition Year activities here.


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