Leaving Certificate Economics aims to stimulate students' curiosity and interest in the economic environment and how they interact with it. It develops a set of skills, knowledge and values that enables students to understand the economics forces which affect their everyday lives, their society and their economy at local, national and global levels, making them more informed as decision-makers



A new specification for Leaving Certificate Economics will be implemented from September 2019. This specification  includes a new second assessment component, the Research Study. The current syllabus will continue to be used until September 2019. This syllabus is assessed at Ordinary and Higher levels.

Guidelines to support the completion of the Research Study are available here.