Curriculum & Booklists
An excellent academic education is the cornerstone of what girls can expect at Alexandra College.
Each student receives a broad education as she progresses through the school, typically taking ten or eleven subjects in the Junior Certificate and seven to eight in the Leaving Certificate, with a selection of language, business, science and creative subjects, as well as the core offering of Irish, English and Maths.
We are proud of our approach to teaching and learning in the school, and of our examination results, which prove the understanding and knowledge gained by Alex girls in their chosen subjects.
As we provide a broad range of subject choices to our students, we advise them carefully on the ways in which their choice of subjects affects their chosen career path in the future.
At present Alexandra girls are studying the following subjects:
- Other languages by private arrangement.
- Agricultural Science
- Applied Maths
- Home Economics
- Civic, Social and Political Education
- Classical Studies
- Religious Education
- Career Guidance
First Year Booklist 2019/20
*Please note that you will retain some of these books from last year. The Ancient Greek and Latin books are not available through Wriggle.
**If your daughter is a new student at Alexandra College, please be aware that there will be a second link for you to purchase your school materials as you are required to purchase an iPad. This link will be added as soon as we have it, under “Second Year Book List For New Students”.
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY
After-School Study for day students, takes place in Jellicoe House in Milltown. There are three supervised study sessions per day, running from Monday to Thursday.
Session 1 is from 4.15 to 5.45 (afternoon), Session 2 from 6.30 to 8.00 (evening), and Session 3 from 8.15 to 9.30 (night).
Weekend Study will commence on Saturday, 7th September and takes place in the Boarders’ Residence in Rathmines. There are three weekend supervised study sessions: Saturday afternoon from 1.30 to 4.30, Sunday morning from 9.30 to 12.30, and Sunday afternoon from 1.30 to 4.30. Students may not swap study sessions at weekends.
Fees for study will be added to your daughter's fee account. The fee for mid-week study is €100 per term. (€300 per academic year). Students may choose as many sessions as they like. The fee for weekend study is €90 per chosen session. For example, if your daughter chooses to study on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, the fee would be €180.