Politics and Society

Welcome to the Senior Cycle Politics and Society page



If your school is interested in being part of phase 2 of the new Leaving Certificate subject Politics and Society (under which the subject will be available as an option to all schools from 2018/19), please complete the application form on this link  http://pdst.ie/sc/politicsandsociety/application  


This subject is being phased in commencing with 41 schools in September 2016. The first cohort of students will take their leaving certificate exam in Politics and Society in June of 2018


Politics and Society is intended to form part of the 2016 legacy, helping students to deepen their understanding of political and social issues, and helping the nation to develop a new generation of leadership across society.  Politics and Society will be introduced as an option for all post-primary schools from autumn 2018, appropriately coinciding with the centenary of Irish women getting the vote for the first time.



Further details relating to Politics and Society on the NCCA website at this link.