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Ireland

Classic High School

Country Information

The island of Ireland consists of two countries – Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The two countries are fully independent of each other and have different governments, money, education systems and immigration laws. The Republic of Ireland has a long and rich heritage. Visitors to Ireland will enjoy an array of historic places to visit, including: Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Malahide Castle, Ardgillan Castle and Demesne. Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, lies on Dublin Bay and overlooks the Irish Sea that divides Ireland and Great Britain.

Country Facts

Area: 70,280 square kilometres

Population: Approximately 3.9 million

Capital: Dublin

Language: English & Irish (Gaelic)

National holiday: 17th March

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THE SCHOOL

The school year starts at the end of August and consists of three terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer. There is a two-week holiday at Christmas, and usually two weeks at Easter as well as a week holiday halfway through each term. The school year ends around the end of June. Most students do not take end of year exams and will go home when the exams start, as normal lessons cease for this period. This can mean returning home in May rather than June. Lessons are on Monday to Friday only. School uniform is recommended in most schools and compulsory in others.

Options & Criteria

Age

16 - 18

Programme Duration

1 semester or 1 year

Academic Background

Average 'C' grade or better across core subjects

Academic Background

Intermediate (B1) or higher

Status

All Nationalities

What's Included?

01

Assistance & homestay transport

  • Assistance with arrival and departure transfers (extra fees apply)

  • Assistance with other transfers

  • Local orientation upon arrival

  • Assistance with visa application

  • Host family accommodation

02

Emergency care & assistance

  • Assistance and support

  • Regular email/WhatsApp contact

  • 24/7 emergency telephone contact

03

Academic, social & welfare support

  • Selection of suitable schools

  • Placement and registration in school

  • Regular visits

  • Progress reports