Repeat Leaving Certificate

  • Award
  • Leaving Certificate
  • One year full time

Course Aims

This one year Repeat Leaving Certificate course offers students a wide variety of subject choices and the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Repeat Leaving Certificate assists students in achieving access to further and higher education.

Course Fees

€300 - this does not include Leaving Certificate Entry Fee payable to the State Examinations Commission in the Spring

€173 - Medical Card Fee for Repeat Leaving Certificate applicants

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements
Students must have covered the Leaving Certificate programme over two years and sat the Leaving Certificate. Students whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.

Interviews and Enrolments
All students are interviewed prior to acceptance on the courses. Students are expected to have clear objectives for repeating the Leaving Certificate.

  • Applications may be submitted from January to August
  • Interviews commence in mid August
  • Students must present a copy of their LC results
  • One signed passport sized photograph is required
Course Modules


Applied Maths



Home Economics
Classical Studies
Religious Education

Features of the Repeat Leaving Certificate in Rathmines College
  • Extensive subject choice menu with all subjects at Higher Level
  • Dedicated ordinary Level classes avaiable in Maths, English, Irish and French
  • Tutorial system to ensure monitoring of attendance and progress
  • On going assessment and reporting
  • Trial LC held in the second term
  • Supervised Library with Internet facility available
  • Supervised Study Hub
Unique Aspects of our Successful Programme
  • Small Class sizes
  • Experienced and dedicated teachers
  • Excellent student support structure
  • Information Meetings for Parents
  • Special Maths Support
  • Learning Skills support
  • Personal attention and commitment to enable students achieve personal goals
  • There is a mature learning environment in Rathmines College
  • Text books available in classrooms & Student book loan system
Career Guidance

The college offers a full Guidance Counselling service to all repeat leaving certificate students.  Referrals may be made by students themselves in any of the areas of education, careers, personal counseling. 

CAO & Study Skills Seminars are also offered throughout the year.  Applicants for RACE, HEAR, DARE & SUSI are advised to meet with one of the Guidance Counsellors early in the year.

At interview each student has the facility to avail of the Guidance service to discuss & review subject choices & future planning.


Leaving Certificate

Education Progression

Further and Higher Education

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