Reboot! Renew! Refresh! Repeat!
The Repeat Leaving Certificate Programme is now in its 20th year in O’Connell Secondary School. The programme is open to both male and female students. It offers them an affordable opportunity to repeat the Leaving Certificate in one year. Many students have successfully availed of this opportunity to improve their points tally in this unique programme.
We deliver high standards of teaching and motivation. In return we expect high levels of punctuality, dedication and focus. We truly believe that once inspired and motivated effectively, all students have the ability to achieve their own personal goals. The Repeat Year is a stand-alone programme run in a separate section of the school. It operates on a different timetable to the rest of the school. A full and wide range of subjects and levels are available from very experienced teachers who have helped pupils to dramatically improve their grades and CAO points. Detailed notes in all the subject areas are provided by the teachers. Throughout the year, we provide
- Constant supervision.
- Caring support structures with a dedicated Year Head.
- A safe and secure environment for teaching and learning to take place.
Most of those students who have taken part in the programme have gone on to further their studies at third level institutions in Dublin and elsewhere.
Compulsory supervised day and evening study takes place in a controlled and silent environment. Seminars on study and exam skills take place at the beginning of the school year. Students are encouraged to avail of the services of the school’s Career Guidance Department. Comprehensive career guidance is indeed a core part of the programme. The individual career needs of each student are carefully explored and discussed on a number of occasions during the year.
Monthly Progress Reports are compiled and sent out to parents throughout the year. The Year Head is available to deal with any concerns that parents might have as the year progresses. Mock Exams will take place in February 2017.
Facilities at the school have been upgraded in recent years. Students can now avail of
- Our spacious and bright classrooms, all equipped with digital projectors.
- Our three science laboratories completely renovated and equipped to the highest standards in the country.
- Canteen facilities serving hot and cold food, available before lessons begin in the morning and at lunchtime.
O’Connell Secondary School is located in the heart of Dublin City near Croke Park. It is in close proximity to Connolly, Clontarf and Drumcondra Train, Luas and DART Stations. In addition, the school is well served by many bus routes.
Our student-focused approach ensures that the environment of the programme is entirely one of mutual respect and encouragement. At all times we endeavour to maintain constant contact with parents/guardians and discuss any concerns that may arise. Parents are welcome to meet with the Principal, Year-Head and teachers at the dedicated parent-teacher meeting before Christmas or indeed at any time throughout the year. Should any of your readers have any queries relating to the Repeat Year programme we would be happy to hear from you.