Learning in Senior Cycle

Philosophy

The Curriculum at Senior Cycle level aims at providing an educational environment conducive to the on-going realisation of the full human development of each student during her final years in Christ King Girls' Secondary School.

Balance

  • Development of moral and spiritual growth through Religious Education.
  • evelopment of emotional and social growth through Social, Personal and Health Education.
  • Development of physical growth through Physical Education.
  • Development of intellectual growth through academic subjects.
  • Development of technical and scientific growth through Computer Science and the Sciences.

It is recommended that most students study a modern language and a science subject in the interest of balance and career options.

Content

At Senior Cycle level the following subjects are compulsory for all students:
English, Irish, Mathematics, French, PE, Religious Education, S.P.H.E.

Three further subjects are studied from the following list:

  1. Accounting/Business/Economics
  2. Biology/Physics/Chemistry/
  3. Social & Scientific Home Economics
  4. German
  5. Art/History/Geography/Music/
  6. LCVP (Leaving Cert Vocational Programme) and Applied Mathematics are sometimes offered as an extra subject outside the timetabled hours.

The syllabus for all subjects is prescribed by the Department of Education and Science.


Methods of Assessment

  • Regular assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Christmas and Summer Examinations followed by Reports.
  • Leaving Certificate Examination at the end of Sixth Year (Pres in February).
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