Nagle Rice Secondary School, Doneraile, Co. Cork.  Tel: (022) 24500 / Fax: (022) 24586 / email:

“Where Your Child Matters.”

Nagle Rice Secondary School

Doneraile, Co. Cork

“Where Your Child Matters.”

Tel: (022) 24500 / Fax: (022) 24586 / Email:

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Junior Certificate / Cycle at Nagle Rice Secondary School

The table underneath shows a list of 18 subjects currently available at Junior Certificate Level in Nagle Rice.  Fifteen of these are examination subjects.

Each student takes 10 subject to Junior Certificate level.  Subjects are available at both Higher and Ordinary level with the exception of CSPE which is offered only at a Common Level nationally.

An Ghaeilge


Project Maths

Religious Education



Civic, Social & Political Education

Social, Personal & Health Education


Business Studies



Home Economics

Materials Technology Wood



Physical Education

Computer Studies

Monthly assessments are carried out throughout the year with written reports posted to parents / guardians.

After the Junior Certificate, students are provided with two options:

Junior Certificate                     Transition Year                         Leaving Certificate

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Transition Year at Nagle Rice Secondary School

The Mission:

To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.

Transition Year at Nagle Rice is a one-year optional programme. It provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from Junior to Senior cycle. It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence. Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate Programme, further study and adult and working life. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Students who wish to take Transition Year make a formal application and are interviewed. They are selected on the basis of suitability. All students study Irish, English and Maths while they also get an opportunity to sample most of the Leaving Certificate subjects available in Nagle Rice.

The Programme:

Nagle Rice devises its own timetabled programme to cater for the needs of its students. This is done in accordance with the Department of Education & Science guidelines and school and community resources. The programme is designed and delivered by the Co-ordinator, core team and teaching staff in consultation with management. Our Transition Year programme offers students a broad and balanced curriculum covering such areas as:

Core Subjects

An Ghaeilge, English, Mathematics, Religion

Subject Sampling

Physics, Food Science, Environmental Studies,

Information Technology

Modules designed specifically for TY

Mini-Company, Drama

Calendar Events

Work Experience, Community Care, Visiting Speakers, Field Trips

Leaving Certificate at Nagle Rice Secondary School

The table underneath shows a list of subjects currently available to students opting for the Traditional Leaving Certificate. Each student takes 7 examination subjects from the list on offer. All are available at Higher and Ordinary Level.

An Ghaeilge


Project Mathematics








Agricultural Science *

Applied Mathematics *




Design & Communication Graphics

Construction Studies

Home Economics Social & Scientific

* Both Applied Mathematics and Agricultural Science are offered on a Wednesday afternoon, free of charge.

These options are subject to change on a year-to-year basis depending on the needs of the students.

Monthly assessments are carried out throughout the year with written reports posted to parents / guardians.

Non-Exam Subjects also taken by Leaving Certificate Students:

CAO Applicants:

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