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Levels

  • All subjects are available to students at the appropriate level for that student
  • CSPE is a subject that is offered at common level

Sancta Maria College follows the curricular programmes set down by the Department of Education and Skills which may be amended from time to time in accordance with the Education Act 1998 (Sections 9 & 30)

Grouping

In first year mixed –ability grouping is used for all classes and subjects. Most leading educationalists recognise that this system is the most equitable and affords all students the opportunity to achieve their potential. However, after first year, students are divided into Higher and Ordinary Level groups in Irish and Mathematics. In third Year students of English also choose the level most appropriate to them.

Sancta Maria College recognises the importance of this decision and strongly advises that parents ensure their involvement in, and their satisfaction with, the decision reached.