Leaving Cert Religion is a relatively new subject and the number of students taking it is growing. Assessment involves a written coursework project and an end exam.
One of the nice things about Leaving cert Religion is the amount of choice given in the course and exam.
Religion Course Content
Coursework (20%) is an extended essay on a given topic
Unit one which must be done by all students: The Search for Meaning and Values
Unit two Pick any two topics from:
1. Christianity: origins and contemporary expressions
2. World Religions
3. Moral Decision Making
Unit three is an optional section where you specialize in one area form a choice of six.
Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Religion
This subject is not an essential requirement for any courses in the CAO system. Future careers include Arts, Law, Journalism, Education and Social Work.
Download the leaving cert Religion Syllabus
Download the leaving cert Religion Chief Examiners Report (2013)