Environmental Social Studies (ESS)

Environmental and Social Studies (ESS) is a student centred syllabus drawing on the disciplines of History, Geography and Civics in a thematic approach for the first, second and third years in post-primary school. Assessment is by way of: (i) Examination paper (60%) (ii) Historical investigation (20%) (iii) Geographical fieldwork assignment (20%) There are two examination papers, one for Higher level and one for Ordinary level.