This three year programme was introduced in Bridgetown Vocational College in September 1989. It replaced the former “Group Certificate” and Intermediate Certificate programmes.
The entry requirement is that a student would normally have completed 6th class in a primary school or equivalent, and would be 12 years of age on 1st January of the year following enrolment.
Together with a number of the following subjects,
to cater for the needs and talents of individual students, Irish English and Maths may be studied at three different levels: Higher Level (A: Árd), Ordinary Level (G: Gnáth) or Foundation Level (B: Bonn). Only students with an exemption recognised by the Department of Education and Skills can be excused from the study of Irish. All other subjects may be studied at two levels: Higher Level (A: Árd) or Ordinary Level (G: Gnáth). Students who plan to enroll for Leaving Certificate are advised to follow as many subjects as possible at the Higher Level.