The Leaving Certificate is a two year programme. From the outset, teachers, students, guidance counsellor and parents/guardians work together as a team on subject options, career guidance and ongoing progress, to ensure each student is best placed to achieve his own maximum potential. Teachers are available to parents throughout the year, for discussion or advice. The majority of Leaving Certificate exam papers are taken at higher level. As our goal is a fully rounded education, a careful balance is struck between the rigours of academic study that leads to a career and the co-curricular activities that equip a student for life.
As the Leaving Certificate is recognised by universities worldwide, Sandford Park attracts a strong international contingent, further broadening the experience and perspective of students and teachers alike. We consistently have pupils from the USA, Canada, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, whose parents have chosen Sandford Park because of the options it opens up for their sons/daughters.