Presentation Secondary School provides the following programmes of education for its students:

  • Junior Certificate Programme
  • Transition Year Programme
  • Leaving Certificate Programme
  • Leaving Certificate Applied Programme


This overall provision is organised as follows:

1st Year:

  • Religious Education
  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Home Economics
  • French
  • German
  • Business
  • Art
  • Music
  • Civic, Social, Political Education (CSPE)
  • Social, Health and Personal Education (SPHE)
  • Physical Education (PE)


2nd Year and 3rd Year:

Compulsory Subjects:

Religious Education, Irish, English, Maths, History, Geography, CSPE. SPHE, PE, Science, Modern Foreign Language

Option Subjects:

Students may choose 2 subjects from:

Music, Art, Business Studies, Home Economics

5th & 6th Year

Compulsory Subjects:

Irish, English, Maths, Religious Education, Career Guidance, SPHE, PE

Option Subjects:

Students may select 4 of the following subjects:

History, Geography, French / German. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Maths, Accounting, Business, Economics, Social and Scientific, Art, Music, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

Transition Year (TY)

This is an exciting one year programme available to our students immediately after Junior Certificate. It is a foundation year for Leaving Certificate.

The benefits of doing Transition Year

  • A maturing year.
  • A year which allows students to then pursue the Leaving Certificate with more purpose and motivation.
  • The curriculum has been developed with an academic focus to provide a strong foundation for the Leaving Certificate.
  • Students will make more informed decisions on subject choice.
  • The year allows independent and self-directed learning, self-management skills and time management skills.
  • Statistically proven that students who complete TY, attain higher points in their Leaving-Certificate.


TY Activities

  • Work experience
  • UCC/CIT ‘Taster’ Programme
  • Faith Friends
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • Presidents Award – Gaisce
  • Film-Making
  • Green Schools
  • Subject Related Projects / Competitions
  • National Competitions – Young Social Innovators, Young Scientist, Mini Company, Build-a-Bank
  • Royal Irish Academy exams
  • ECDL
  • Cork Schools History Project
  • Gaeltacht trip
  • School Tour
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Theatre Visits
  • Art