Repeat Leaving Certificate

With over 40 years experience in offering a Repeat Leaving Certificate Rathmines College is confident in students securing CAO points requirements for Higher Edcuation courses

Repeat Leaving Certificate

This one-year Repeat Leaving Certificate course offers students a wide variety of subject choices and the opportunity to achieve their full potential and assists student progression to further education and higher education. Our team of experienced and dedicated teachers endeavour to support students in reaching their personal goals and working to the best of their ability. The college has a successful record with progression to further education and 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

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 Library with Internet facility available
  • Supervised Study Hub
  • 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
Course Fees
Course Fee
DES Fee (medical card Exemption)

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