Senior Cycle

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Since we opened our doors in 1992, Hartstown Community School has grown and maintained its record for academic excellence and lifelong learning. The Curriculum at Senior Cycle level aims at providing an educational environment conducive to the on-going realisation of the full academic, holistic and spiritual development of each student during the student’s final years in Hartstown Community School.

The school aims to help all students to achieve their true potential in academic and extra-curricular fields. Teaching and Learning in our school aims to motivate, stimulate and challenge each student. Moreover, this is supported by careful monitoring and regular reporting of each student. A committed and accomplished teaching staff with an optimum learning environment ensures that our students consistently set the standard in their chosen discipline.

As students approach Senior Cycle, it is vital that the choices are available to them that will allow progression along their chosen path.

A list of subjects from which students may select is given below:

Core Subjects:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics

Option Subjects:

All Fifth Year students choose three of the following options:


Computer Science
Construction Studies

Design and Communications Technology
Home Economics

Politics and Society





Externally taught: Romanian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Lithuanian and more.

This option is based on the availability of a teacher and student numbers requesting a language.

Non examination subjects:

Religious Education
Physical Education
Career Guidance

Methods of Assessment

  • Continuous assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Winter and Summer house examinations followed by school reports.
  • Leaving Certificate Examination at end of 6th Year (Mock Leaving Certificate exams in January/February).

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