Curriculum

Scoil Ruáin strives for high academic attainment at all times. All of our teachers work to ensure that all students reach their full potential. An extensive range of subjects, encompassing academic, scientific, artistic, practical and technological areas is available at Scoil Ruáin. All Junior and Leaving Certificate subjects are offered at both Higher and Ordinary level. As well as our broad subject range, a number of initiatives and developments are in place to ensure maximum educational support.

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Junior Cycle

Subjects

Junior Cert Core Subjects:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • C.S.P.E.

Optional Subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Environmental and Social Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Art
  • Technical Graphics
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Materials Technology Metal
  • French
  • Music

Non-exam Subjects:

  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • S.P.H.E
  • Computers
Junior Cert Schools’ Programme

The Junior Certificate Schools’ Programme offers numeracy and literacy initiatives along with extracurricular activities to Junior Cycle students. In previous years the groups have been involved in projects such as ‘Make-A-Book’, Film Making, and Writer in the Classroom. Fun days out are organised to encourage participation and to reward good work.

Senior Cycle

Subjects

Leaving Certificate Core Subjects:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths

Optional Subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business Studies
  • Accountancy
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Design Communication Graphics
  • Construction Studies
  • French
  • Music

Non-exam Subjects:

  • P.E
  • Religious Education
  • Career Guidance
  • Computers
  • Library Studies
Leaving Certificate Applied

LCA is an alternative two-year programme with a practical approach. Participants are mainly engaged in work and study of an active, learner-centred nature, which encourages strong community links and self-directed, task-based learning. In Scoil Ruáin, LCA students engage with a range of subjects and activities, which all count towards their tasks and key assignments.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The LCVP is a Leaving Certificate with a focus on enterprise and preparation for working life. Experiences such as work placements, career investigations, mini-enterprises, business and community visits are an integral part of the programme.

Students receive the same certificate as other Leaving Certificate students, but their Leaving Certificate includes an additional statement of the results of the link modules (pass, merit or distinction). The programme gives students the same opportunity to proceed to universities and colleges as that enjoyed by the students who complete the Established Leaving Certificate.

Transition Year

Programme

Scoil Ruáin provides a vibrant, enjoyable and beneficial Transition Year Programme. Transition Year allows our students to mature, gain confidence and develop a wide range of skills, particularly in social awareness, whilst continuing to engage with school and academic life. Transition Year students in Scoil Ruáin engage with many activities and programmes, such as the annual Delphi trip, building their own School Bank, the school musical, participating in the Gaisce President’s Awards, running their own tuck shop, and gaining valuable life skills through work experience.

Contact Details

Cill Náile, Dúrlas, Contae Thiobraid Árann.
Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Tel: 052 9156 332
Mob: 086 8640 077
Fax: 052 9156 241
Emails: jwilliams@tipperaryetb.ie, slanders@tipperaryetb.ie

Príomhoide / Principal Mr. James Williams
Cill Náile, Dúrlas, Contae Thiobraid Árann

Leas-Phríomhoide / Deputy Principal Ms. Siobhan Landers

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