5th Year | 6th Year | 7th Year | Full-Time Course

step 4th year student in hewitt college cork studying for leaving certificate over three years


Not all students are suited to Transition Year. At Hewitt College, it is possible to directly enter our 5th year programme.

I completed 5th, 6th and 7th year in Hewitt College. This allowed me to broaden my range of subjects and focus on improving my CAO points total. I am now studying Pharmacy in RCSI, and know that this system really helped me to achieve my potential.



The foundation of a successful Leaving Certificate programme is laid in 5th year. There are many advantages to the structure we offer:

  • Students have access to a wide range of subjects. We will be happy to advise you on your subject choice.
  • Students obtain an excellent grounding in each subject and enter 6th year well prepared for the challenges ahead.
  • Four report cards will be sent in 5th Year
  • Three parent-meetings will be offered in 5th Year
  • Where possible, we aim to complete all project work in 5th year.

We can create a unique programme tailored to your child’s strengths, interests and career options. Phone 021-4550430 to arrange a consultation with our Principal, Patricia McGrath.