Ireland may have a small population of 4.8 million people, but they certainly make up for this lack of density with their famous hospitality! Ireland is regularly voted one of the friendliest countries in the world.
Ancient Gaelic history is mixed with a hip urban culture in cities like Dublin and Cork. The country has beautiful coastlines, rolling green hills, buzzing metropolitan areas and charming rural villages. Don’t forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
Highlights of the Ireland Programme:
✓Warm, open-hearted host families
✓Traditional educational pathways
✓Unique study experiences – Transition Year
✓Vibrant Gaelic culture
✓Private education at an exceptional price
✓Safety and hospitality
Academic Benefits of Studying in Ireland:
Ireland has one of the highest rates of literacy amongst all European nations and this is in part due to its very successful education system.
In some rural locations, schools are quite small (approximately 250 students), and benefit from smaller class sizes and a more academic-focused curriculum than in the U.K.
We offer schools that are often traditional, denominational and could be co-educational or single-gender.
What is Transition Year?
The Transition Year Programme is unique to Ireland and is designed to prepare teenagers for adult life. In addition to academic core subjects (including English and Mathematics), students take “taster” subjects from the 5th Year syllabus so that they can make a more informed decision regarding which subjects they wish to study for the Leaving Certificate.
What can students do with the Leaving Certificate?
Many students wish to stay for the full two years of the Leaving Certificate programme in order to graduate from Irish High School and enter some of the fantastic universities that Ireland has to offer. Additionally, some students choose to go abroad to study in other destinations such as the U. K.
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