Full-Time Leaving
Certificate Programme

Hewitt College

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Full-Time Leaving
Certificate Programme

Hewitt College is a private secondary school in Cork offering full-time Leaving Certificate Programmes. Cited by the Irish Times as “the most successful grinds school in the state”, Hewitt College boasts an extraordinary teaching staff, dedicated students, and a diverse range of subjects allowing students to tailor their studies to their Leaving Cert goals.


Not all students are suited to Transition Year. At Hewitt College, it is possible to directly enter our 5th year programme.
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We offer an extremely wide range of subjects without restriction or ‘blocking’. This allows students to select the best subjects for the Leaving Certificate to suit their individual strengths to maximise CAO points.
Hewitt College is a private secondary school in Cork offering 5th year, 6th year and 7th year | Repeat Leaving Cert Programmes.

Our Commitment

  • Specialised oral language classes
  • Teachers available for advice, consultation and help with difficulties.
  • Continuous assessment to ensure that you are making constant progress during the academic year.
  • Regular parental contact – regular reports and parent-teacher meetings.

Your Commitment

  • Not all students are accepted into Hewitt College. This is vital if we are to meet the needs of those students who have entrusted their future to us. Our teachers are diligent; however, this will not compensate if you are unwilling to make the effort required.
  • Should you be prepared for this undertaking, then we will provide you with an environment which is centred around your abilities, needs and points requirements.
  • We expect you to follow the rules of Hewitt College and work to the best of your ability. In return, we will do our utmost to help you achieve your aims.

What is a typical day in Hewitt College?

  • School begins at 8.40 a.m. each day
  • Morning break: 10.45 a.m.- 11.00 a.m.
  • Lunchtime: 1.05 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.
  • Evening Break 3.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

“ Thank you so so much for the great year. Hewitt is an amazing school, with such supportive and passionate teachers. I would definitely recommend it to anyone…The effort that you and the rest of the teachers put into your subjects is incredible…genuinely.” D.E. “Thank you so so so much ….I’m delighted!”

“Such an amazing result – all the hard work has paid off. Another chapter over and a new one beginning. Thank you for all your help and guidance.”

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