Full Time

Leaving Cert Day School

Ashfield College is Full Time School which has a long and proud tradition of preparing students for the Leaving Certificate.

Students may join us for our two year 5th & 6th Year programme or for either our one year 6th Year or one year Repeat Leaving Certificate programmes.

Please leave your details below or call us at 01 490 40 50 to arrange an online meeting with our Principal.


Full Time School Online Open Evening

Our Ashfield College Online Open Evening is delivered by our Principal and members of the Ashfield College Team.

We are very proud of our wonderful school. Our Virtual Open Evening is a great opportunity for us to explain how and why our school is so special.

The evening is a great opportunity to find out more about our Day School and how our Application and Interview process works. We hope that you can join us!

To enquire further about our Admissions process and to obtain an Application Form, please call 01 490 40 50 or email us at admissions@ashfieldcollege.ie.

Ashfield College’s Full Time Day School

Unsurpassed Results

maximising every student’s potential for over 40 years

Ashfield College is proud of its record of educational achievement, whether your goal is to study Medicine or to gain a place on the perfect 3rd Level course for you, Ashfield College provides the teaching expertise and resources to support your academic and personal success.

2020 Leaving Certificate Results

Every student is important to us in Ashfield College and we are proud of all our students’ results. 

Every year we celebrate wonderful results amongst our students. Here you can see a small example of some of our wonderful Leaving Cert 2020 results. Congratulations to our students Katie O’Shea, Poorvaja Adiraju, Yulia Soldatkina, Aya Al Sayad, and Tom Coghlan on their excellent Leaving Cert results, achieving over 600 points. We had lots of other students who had similar results too!
Full Time School Leaving Cert Results
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Day School

If you are interested in joining us on your Leaving Cert journey, why not fill in and submit our application form

“Hi, I am Sadbh. I am in sixth year and I am a full time day student here at Ashfield College. I chose Ashfield College because I did not want to have any regrets when I left school and I wanted to give myself the best chance in getting my first-choice course in university.

What I enjoy about Ashfield is the teachers treat you as their equal and they will always go out of their way to help you anytime you need it.

Having teachers who have written Leaving Cert. textbooks, corrected the Leaving Cert. and just  know the Leaving Cert. syllabus inside out has been so beneficial and it just helps to reassure you and helps take some of the pressure off because you know you are being taught by the best.

There is a really good support system here at Ashfield College and there is always someone you can talk to; everyone is so friendly, and I know I have made friends for life here at Ashfield College.

I would absolutely recommend coming to Ashfield College to anyone who wants to give themselves the greatest opportunity to do their best Leaving Certificate. Coming to Ashfield College has been the best decision I ever made”.

We are delighted to say that students can join our Full Time Day School, and work with our expert teachers, safe from the comfort of home. Students can now enrol with Ashfield College Fully Online Day School* for our 5th, 6th Year and Repeat Day School programmes. Contact us at 01 490 40 50 or email us at admissions@ashfieldcollege.ie, to find out more about how this works.

*All mandatory components must be completed in school. This will be discussed in detail with the Principal at interview.

Ashfield College teachers are highly qualified subject experts. Our teachers have extensive experience preparing students for the Leaving Certificate in their chosen specialist areas.

Our teachers are passionate and responsive to each and every student. They combine a genuine love of their subjects with a proven track-record of success in second level State Examinations.

Many of our teachers are published authors of Leaving Cert text books, while others are Leaving Cert State Examiners. Several of our teachers are also involved in teacher training at a national level.

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Our Ashfield College teachers teach their classes using our superb Ashfield College Manuals. These manuals are written by our teachers specifically for use in Ashfield College only. Our manuals are updated annually in order to ensure that we reflect the most current Leaving Cert exam papers.

Our manuals are professionally produced and cover the entire syllabus. Our manuals include accurate solutions to exam questions and subject-specific exam technique, all of which is vital for Leaving Cert exam success. Our manuals are not available to buy the shops and they are included in our school fees.

We pride ourselves in helping our students choose the best route to realise their ambitions. This involves working with expert teachers, making careful subject choice, rigorous study planning, and access to guidance while choosing their university course.  A very high percentage of our graduates get directly into the course of their choice.

Ashfield College’s Leaving Certificate teaching programme offers a choice of 24 subjects at Higher and Ordinary level.

Unlike many other post primary schools, timetables are designed to suit each student. This means that subject choices are unrestricted*; each student is able to study the ideal combination of subjects to suit their individual needs.

*Please note, subject availability is determined by the date at which the student registers as an Ashfield College student.*

Supervised, structured sessions in our purpose-built Study Hall are incorporated daily in each student’s timetable. This means that our students start working on their homework whilst in the school building and with access to teachers to help them answer their homework related questions.

Ashfield College’s Study Hall is continuously supervised by our Study Mentors. This allows for a completely distraction-free environment for our students.

Ashfield College students will engage in a number of assessments at key points in the school year. In Ashfield College, we treat assessment as an important formative feedback mechanism as it informs students, parents and teachers on how a student is progressing in a subject. As we provide extensive feedback, assessment is also used to provide detailed guidance as to how a student can improve in each subject area. Our teachers provide detailed, specific, actionable feedback, and reports are issued for parents after each set of assessments. 

As we prepare students for the Leaving Cert, we encourage our students not to consider assessments as something to be scared of, but rather as incremental steps along a journey of progress in preparation for their Leaving Cert Exams. This helps us to create happy, empowered students who work consistently and safely towards both academic and personal success.

In Ashfield College, our students are at the heart of everything that we do. We strive to ensure that all our students are happy and consider themselves as valued members of the Ashfield school community.

Therefore, we provide an extensive range of both pastoral and academic supports, because it is our belief that a student needs to be happy within themselves in order for them to fully exploit the wonderful range of academic supports which we provide.

Our in house Support Team includes one-on-one meetings with our Year Heads, our Career Guidance Counsellor and our Study Mentor. Our Support Team provides support and guidance throughout the year with an emphasis on student well-being. Throughout the academic year we also have talks, seminars, and well-being initiatives for students, including our Well-Being Month.

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All Extra Subjects/ ‘Out of School’ Subjects classes will commence week beginning September 2024.

Students who do not attend our Day School may join us to study an ‘Out of School’ subject with us. This option allows external students the opportunity to study a subject which is not available in their own school.

The Extra Subject allows students the opportunity to study a subject which holds particular interest for them and, furthermore, offers valuable options when it comes to CAO points.

Subjects in this category include: Design & Communications Graphics (DCG); Agricultural Science; Business; Applied Maths and Classical Studies. The entire syllabus is completed in one year.  These classes are scheduled after the usual school day, (typically from 5 p.m. onwards), thereby allowing students to join us from their own school. Classes are held two evenings a week.

Check out our available Extra Subjects


Full-Time Day School Leaving Cert Programmes

5th & 6th Year

This is a two year programme. All students start afresh with us in 5th Year, working with our teachers over a two year programme.

6th Year

This is a one year programme. Teachers start everything at the beginning and cover the entire syllabus in one year.


Offering Repeat students a focused route to maximising Leaving Certificate points. This is a one year programme is designed to help you to get the best results

3 Year Leaving Cert

A solid foundation is essential for a successful Leaving Certificate. For this reason, students choose to undertake a three year Leaving Cert.