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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:

CORE

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths

LANGUAGES

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Other languages by private arrangement.

BUSINESS

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics

SCIENCE

  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Home Economics
  • Physics

ARTISTIC/SOCIAL/HUMANITIES

  • Art
  • Civic, Social and Political Education
  • Classical Studies
  • Latin
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Career Guidance

BOOKLISTS

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**If your daughter is a new student in 1st, 2nd or 3rd Year at Alexandra College,  you are required to purchase an iPad and your books through Wriggle. More information was emailed to you, and is available here in the New Student Welcome Pack

AFTER SCHOOL STUDY

After-School Study for day students, takes place in the dining hall 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 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.