Our Curriculum

Junior & Senior Cycles

St. Francis College is a traditional Voluntary Secondary School offering a range of subjects at both Higher and Ordinary level. Having completed the three year Junior Cycle the pupils have the benefit of an academically focussed, stimulating Transition Year Programme. In addition to providing an extra year’s maturation, the T.Y. Programme also endeavours to expose the pupils to a range of social and cultural experiences. An intrinsic part of this year is the work experience element. The Leaving Certificate subjects are listed below, and, as with the Junior Certificate, we encourage pupils to maximise their potential and opportunities by pursuing as many subjects as possible at Higher Level. The majority of our pupils proceed to third level education where they find that the skills learned in St. Francis College prepare them well for their chosen career path.

Junior Certificate

  • Religion
  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Studies
  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art/Craft/Design
  • C.S.P.E.
  • European Language
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • S.P.H.E

 

Leaving Certificate

  • Religion
  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Studies
  • Accounting
  • Business Organisation
  • History
  • Art
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Art/Craft/Design
  • C.S.P.E.
  • European Language
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Career Guidance

Subject options in the College are evaluated on an annual basis. The Staff of Rochestown College are dedicated to maximising the pupils’ educational potential.