A new specification for Politics and Society was launched on 1st February 2016 and was introduced in a small number of schools in September 2016. Politics and Society aims to develop the student's ability to be a reflective and active citizen, in a way that is informed by the insights and skills of social and political science. It is a full Leaving Certificate subject, requiring the same amount of class time (180 hours) as all other subjects.
The Department of Education and Skills is introducing this specification as part of the commemoration of 1916. It also contributes to the commitment to education for sustainable development.
List of schools selected to introduce Leaving Certificate Politics and Society from September 2016