Study Religion at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Religion can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.

Subject Group; Social

Religious education calls for the exploration of issues such as meaning and value, the nature of morality, the development of diversity and belief, the principles of a just society, and the implications of scientific progress.

Teacher Profile

John-KilroyJohn Kilroy

B.A. (Hons), H Dip Ed, U.C.D.

Subjects: History, Classical Studies, English & Religion

John has over 25 years’ experience of teaching and management in both Ireland and England. He has been an Assistant Examiner for the Leaving Certificate in both History and Classical Studies for several years and is the published author of Leaving Cert exam strategy articles in Education Supplements in the National Press.

“John Kilroy’s notes are a life saver!
John keeps you interested throughout the year, engaging with each student.”

Rosaleen Aljohmani, Leaving Cert

“John is not just a great teacher, he is a great mentor for the Leaving Cert.”

Stephanie Grace, Repeat Leaving Cert


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Religion under the following headings;

  • Christianity
  • The Search for Meaning & Values
  • World Religions
  • Religion & Gender
  • Moral Decision making
  • Sacred Texts

Exam Structure

The Leaving Cert exam is 2.5 hours in duration. Students must answer 4 essay style questions from all aspects of the course with little to no choice.

To discuss whether Religion would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.