At Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa, we offer the main programmes available in the Irish Education System.
The Framework for Junior Cycle, provides the basis for post-primary schools to plan quality, inclusive and relevant education programmes with improved learning experiences for all students, including those with special educational needs.
Senior cycle education is the period of education that follows the junior cycle and is generally taken by students between the ages of 15 and 18. Follow the links to find out more about senior cycle as it is now and the developments that are underway.
For information on the Leaving Certificate 2022, please click here.
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two-year Leaving Certificate, available to students who wish to follow a practical or vocationally orientated programme. The Leaving Certificate Applied is made up of a range of courses that are structured round three elements: Vocational Preparation, Vocational Education and General Education.
The Transition Year (TY) is a one-year programme that forms the first year of a three-year senior cycle in many schools. It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. It is available to all second level schools and currently approximately 75% of schools offer the programme. Transition Year is optional for students in most schools.