Senior Cycle

Senior Cycle

Subject Choice Booklet 2023- 2025

Presentation 5th yr subject choice 2023-2025

Since its inception, CBS Thurles has earned and maintained its record for academic excellence. 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 the student’s final years in CBS Thurles.

The school aims to help all students to achieve their true potential in academic and extra-curricular fields. Teaching and Learning in the school aims to help, stimulate and challenge each student. Moreover, this is supported by careful monitoring and regular reporting of each student. A committed and accomplished teaching staff with an optimum learning environment ensures that our students consistently set the standard in their chosen discipline.

As students approach Senior Cycle, it is vital that the choices are available to them that will allow progression along the chosen path.

A list of subjects from which students may select is given below:


Core Subjects:



Option Subjects:

All Fifth Year students choose three of the following options:

Agricultural Science
Applied Mathematics
Design and Communication Graphics
Physical Education
Construction Studies
Home Economics
Music / French / German

Non exam Subjects:

Religious Education
Physical Education

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP):

Students who have the required combination of optional subjects and a continental language qualify to do LCVP.

Methods of Assessment

  • Continuous assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Christmas and Summer house examinations followed by school reports.
  • Leaving Certificate Examination at end of 6th Year (Mock Certificate exams in January/February)


My experience as a student at Thurles CBS has been really positive and rewarding. My time in school has helped me to develop, both as a student and as a person. It has set me on the right path towards third level and life beyond education itself. The school welcomed us with open arms back in first year, and the support continued all the way to the end of sixth year. The teachers always went out of their way to put the students first and make sure we were heading in the right direction. They always went the extra mile to make sure every topic was covered and all the students were up to scratch come exam time. The extracurricular activities always created a great atmosphere around the school. Whether it be on the hurling field, school show, or basketball court, the school always made sure to give everyone their full support. Thurles CBS is a great place for every student with teams and clubs for anything you could think of. I would definitely encourage any student who decides to attend the CBS to get involved and your time at the school will be a great one”.

Sean Mockler, Leaving Certificate Class of 2020