Junior Cycle

A new Junior Cycle commenced for all students in 2014. Our new intake is assessed in January of their final year in primary school. First years follow a curriculum that is divided into a mandatory set of core subjects and a set of optional subjects.

The core subjects are:

  • Maths, English, Irish, History, Geography, Computers
  • Religious Education, CSPE (Civic, Social and Political Education)
  • Physical Education, SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education), Wellbeing

First years study all of these subjects, unless exempt from Irish.

The optional subjects are:

Art, Business Studies, French, Science, Spanish, Home Economics
Students take three of these subjects to Junior Cycle. They have the opportunity to sample some of these subjects before making choices at October mid-term in the first year.