Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

Our College offers the new junior cycle, which features newly developed subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting.

It is the practice to allow each First-Year student to sample certain subjects before making a definitive choice. This takes place for across the year. The subjects involved are Visual Art, Business Studies, Graphics, Music, and Applied Technology. Two of these subjects will be chosen by the students to study for the Junior Cycle.

Where necessary, the final decision is made by the Principal based on student subject choices in consultation with the subject teachers with ability and capability in the subject taken into consideration.

All students, except those with an appropriate exemption, study the following subjects:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Wellbeing – in– Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) – Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) – Physical Education
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • French/German
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science

In addition, students have the opportunity to select from a wide range of subjects including:

  • Applied Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Graphics
  • Music
  • Visual Art

For more information from the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NCCA) on the Junior Cycle programme please click HERE.