All students take the core subjects English, Maths and Irish - unless exempted from Irish by the DES.
Students choose four additional subjects, one of which should, ideally, be a modern language, i.e., French or German, unless they are experiencing significant difficulty with languages.
Of the remaining three subjects, students should at least give consideration to selecting at least one science subject - depending on their aptitudes and interests.
Optional subjects are currently chosen from the lines set out below, i.e. one subject from each line.
1. Physics or Biology or Home Economics or French or Music or Geography
2. Chemistry or Biology or Geography or Economics or Art or Construction
3. French or Business or German or History or Design and Communication Graphics or Construction
4. French or German or Accounting or Business or Construction or Design and Communication Graphics