The Irish Education System


Hello, learning adventurers! Today, we’re diving into the nuances of the Irish education system and comparing it with what we’re familiar with in Spain. Ready for an educational journey?

Let’s start with the structure: in Ireland, education is divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary, similar to Spain. But, here’s a twist! Secondary education is split into two cycles: the Junior Cycle (three years) and the Senior Cycle (two or three years), culminating in the Leaving Certificate, akin to our Bachillerato.

A notable difference lies in the flexibility of the Irish Senior Cycle, where students can choose from a wide range of subjects spanning from academic to vocational, a golden opportunity to pursue their passions!

Regarding the atmosphere, Irish schools place a significant emphasis on student well-being and engagement in extracurricular activities, something we’re increasingly valuing in Spain.

And speaking of linguistic immersion, did you know that Gaelic is still a compulsory subject in Ireland, thus promoting the country’s rich cultural heritage? Somewhat similar to our appreciation for co-official languages.

In summary, while there are differences in structure and approach, both systems aim to prepare young people for a bright future. And what better way to experience it than by diving into Irish student life with us at “Ireland Experience”?.

In Ireland Experience,  we offer our students a total immersion in the culture, history, and customs of Ireland, especially Cork, a wonderful city. Contact us and join this great family.

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