Generally, 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 year students study the following core subjects
*Please click on each of the individual subjects below for further information*
- French or Spanish
- PE (Certified Short Course)
- Wellbeing (incorporating CSPE & SPHE)
And Pick 4 from the following list
- Home Economics
- Business Studies
- Applied Technology
- Visual Art
- Wood Technology
- Classical Studies
Students choose one short course to study for the 3 years.
As part of the college's wellbeing program, students choose to participate in one activity from the list below. Activities run in first year only. These activities are outside the formal curriculum.
- Art Club
- Science Club
At the end of first year, students will choose 3 subjects from 5 (MFL and four optional subjects that they will continue with up to 3rd year)
For more information on Junior Cycle Wellbeing click below
For more information on Junior Cycle Short Courses click the link below
For more information on Class Based Assessments and Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) click below