Senior Cycle Information for Parents and Students

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One of the biggest decisions your daughter will have to make in secondary school is what subjects to take for her Leaving Cert.  This is very important as it can have far reaching implications for the future. Choosing subjects you enjoy and have an interest in is the key to a successful Leaving Cert.

The decision needs careful planning, research and consideration. It should ideally be a collaborative experience involving discussion with parents/guardians, guidance counsellor, older sisters/brothers, senior students and also your subject teachers.

Leaving Cert. Textbooks and websites showing exam papers are also valuable resources.

The decision should take into account your strengths and your interests, and also the career path you are considering for the future.

Below you will find information created by St Louis to help you make up your mind.