The Irish high school system

  • Similar to high school systems in other countries
  • High school in Ireland starts at the age of 12 or 13
  • Consists of 2 three-year cycles; the Junior Cycle and the Senior Cycle
  • Junior Cycle, students study and take exams in 11 subjects
  • Senior Cycle students study and take exams in 6 or 7 subjects
  • The Irish high school qualification is called the Leaving Certificate – which can be used as the entry qualifications for any Irish or British university
  • Ideal for students who would like to study a broad range of subjects

Why Ireland?

Being one of the safest countries in the world, Ireland is an excellent choice for study abroad programmes. Add the stunning scenery, vibrant culture and world class education system it’s easy to see why Ireland is so popular with international students.

Click the link below to find out more about life in Ireland.

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