Presentation Secondary School Waterford

Leaving Certificate

There are two programmes offered to senior students – Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied.

In the Leaving Certificate programme students are offered four option subjects which must be taken in addition to their core subjects. It is strongly recommended that one of these is a modern European language, French or German.


  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religion*
  • Physical Education*
  • Guidance*


  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • LCVP
  • Politics & Society - New

All subjects are offered subject to teaching personnel and resources being available, and to class numbers being sufficient for viability.

Non exam subjects

Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. The programme puts an emphasis on forms of achievement and excellence, which the established Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past. The Leaving Certificate Applied is intended to meet the needs of those students who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes or who choose not to opt for such programmes.

The Leaving Certificate Applied subjects offered are:

  • Vocational Preparation and Guidance
  • English and Communications
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Social Education
  • French
  • Gaeilge
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Religion

Aug 20
First Year Induction Part 1
Aug 21
Staff Meetings
Aug 22
Staff Meetings
Aug 23
Leaving Certificate 2024 Results
Cannon Street, Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland
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