Repeat Leaving Certificate

With more than 40 years of experience, Rathmines College has a proven track record in providing the repeat leaving certificate programme, instilling confidence in students to meet the CAO points requirements for Higher Education courses.

Repeat Leaving Certificate

The one-year Repeat Leaving Certificate programme provides students with an extensive range of subject options, empowering them to unlock their full potential and facilitating their progression to further education and higher education. Our team comprises experienced and committed educators who strive to assist students in achieving their individual aspirations and performing at their best. The college boasts a commendable track record in guiding students towards successful pathways in higher education

Entry requirements

  • Students must have covered the Leaving Certificate programme over two years and recently 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 Leaving Certificate results
Key Information
Repeat Leaving Certificate
1 Year
Full time
Repeat LC
September 2022 - June 2023
  • Maths
  • Applied Maths
  • English
  • Irish
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Music
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Home Economics
  • Classical Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Science

Features for the Repeat Leaving Certificate

  • Extensive subject choice menu with all subjects offered at Higher Level
  • Dedicated Ordinary Level classes available in Maths, English, Irish and French
  • Tutorial system to ensure monitoring of attendance and progress
  • Ongoing assessment and reporting
  • Small class sizes
  • Trial Leaving Certificate exams held in the second term
  • Supervised Study Hub with internet access
  • Dedicated teachers with vast experience in teaching a one-year Leaving Cert course
  • Field trips in Art, Biology and Geography
  • Study Skills workshops
  • Guidance and Counselling Service
  • Special Maths Support
  • Learning Skills support
  • A mature learning environment in Rathmines College
  • Text books available in classrooms & Student Book Loan Scheme

Repeat Leaving Certificate Student Supports

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 counselling. 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. Information meetings for parents are also held during the academic year.

Rathmines College offers personal attention and commitment to enable students achieve personal goals. At interview each student has the facility to avail of the guidance service to discuss and review subject choices and future planning.



We have a fun learning experience using Kahoot for business and we enjoyed putting presentations together for history and quizzes for history of art. The teachers were just lovely and the students are now good friends. Rathmines College was an amazing experience.
Shannon O’Callaghan
The teachers are very patient and give great notes and tips and make you feel at ease and were always there for any advice and guidance. During our classes, the teachers used a range of learning methods and this really enhanced the learning experience.
Lauren Lally
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