Junior Cycle Curriculum

Generally for Junior Cycle, students are allocated to classes in mixed ability for the duration of Junior Cycle.  This results in students mixing with peers with a range of abilities, talents and strengths.  This arrangement is for all subjects in 1st year, and for all but the exception of English, Irish and Maths for 2nd and 3rd year, where you may be divided according to your ability in these subjects.

(Please note that whilst this was the format for this year, this is subject to change)

All first years student the following core subjects

And Pick 3 from the following list

Students chose one short course to study for the 3 years - Each course is 80 minutes per week

Students also chose one well being activity from the following list - This is an 80 minute session every week in 1st year doing something they love outside of the formal curriculum

  • Art Club
  • Baking
  • Basketball
  • Drama
  • GAA
  • Science Club

After 1st year, students drop two of their optional subjects (or Geography and their language).

For more information on Junior Cycle Short Courses click the link below

For more information on Junior Cycle Wellbeing click below