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Alexandra College

Senior School Curriculum

An excellent academic education is a cornerstone of what girls can expect at Alexandra College.

Each student receives a broad education as she progresses through the school, typically taking nine or ten subjects in the Junior Certificate and seven to eight in the Leaving Certificate, with a selection of language, business, science and creative subjects, as well as the core offering of Irish, English and Maths.

We are proud of our approach to teaching and learning in the school and of our examination results, which prove the understanding and knowledge gained by Alex girls in their chosen subjects. Our teachers are experts in their subjects and are dedicated to encouraging a love of learning in students. Meet our staff here.

As we provide a broad range of subject choices to our students, we advise them carefully on the ways in which their choice of subjects affects their chosen career path in the future. Learn more about our Leaving Cert subjects.

Students at Alexandra College are currently studying the following subjects:

Core Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths

Modern Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Other languages by private arrangement


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics


  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Home Economics
  • Physics

Social Studies

  • Art
  • Civic, Social and Political Education
  • Classical Studies
  • Latin
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Career Guidance

After School Study

After School Study for day students, takes place in the dining hall in Milltown. There are three supervised study sessions per day, running from Monday to Friday as well as additional weekend sessions. You can find more information on After School Study here.