Fifth Year

Our specialised two-year programme for fifth year pre-Leaving Cert students presents new and exciting opportunities. Starting in a new school, making new friends and beginning their studies in a diverse range of subjects, all coalesce to create an experience that is wholly positive.

Two Year Leaving Cert Course

Each September, our students rise to the challenge of Senior Cycle and they approach their studies with diligence and vigour. This impressive work ethic is maintained throughout the year. Our fifth year students demonstrate a wide range of skills over the year. They participate in various events designed to cultivate camaraderie and teamwork.

In 5th Year at Yeats College, students are offered:

  • Unlimited subject choices
  • No subject restrictions
  • The option to change subjects mid cycle if required
  • Smaller, more exclusive classes
  • Separate examinations
  • Extra-curricular activities programme


At Yeats College, we cherish the responsibility we are given to educate these students at a crucial time in their young lives. We try to ensure that the students’ sense of self-esteem, self-reliance, confidence and academic prowess is enhanced and challenged. Hence we offer a curriculum that incorporates academic, cultural, artistic and athletic aspects of education. Our learning experience leaves students with an engrained confidence, ability to succeed and most of all, happy memories!

Another benefit for students embarking on the two year programme at Yeats College is that they have more time to devote to personal development and extra-curricular activities than in the more strictly academic Leaving Cert year.

Therefore, a fundamental feature of our fifth year programme is the personal and social growth of each individual student. This is achieved through:

  • Structured Recreation
  • Sports & Leisure Pursuits
  • Sporting and inter-school competitions
  • Motivational Talks by Guest Speakers
  • Careers Seminars
  • Organised Charity Fundraisers


Sport is a major part of school life with the College putting forward teams to participate in various sporting competitions including rugby, soccer and Gaelic football. Students at our Galway College will also use our new, fully equipped, state-of-the-art gymnasium and exercise room where aerobics, yoga and Tai Chi classes will take place.

For those who are musically-inclined, the College ceili band welcome fresh faces.

The Yeats College Fifth Years are a tightly-knit group of students from all over Ireland. Many friendships are formed over the course of this year and the students are always confident in progressing to their Leaving Certificate year together.

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