Religious Education


This subject explores common issues faced by all people living in society. Students will develop the skills and knowledge used to manage personal resources and guide human behaviour.


Religious education is taught to all Senior Cycle Students. It can be selected as an Examination Subject for the Leaving Certificate or can be studied without the formality of a terminal examination. There is emphasis placed upon developing critical-thinking, problem-solving, inquiry and initiative. Students get a chance to explore issues such as meaning and value, the nature of morality and the development and diversity of belief.

Students engage in group-work, discussion, role-play and make presentations in order to explore and understand these issues.

Mutual respect and an appreciation for the richness of religious traditions, as well as an acknowledgement for non-religious interpretation of life is encouraged.

Third Level Entry Requirements

This subject is not an essential requirement for any courses in the CAO system.