The transition from primary to secondary school is and exciting time for you. It is a hugely important first step forward towards a bright and successful future. Whilst you have been preparing for this through out 6th class and feel ready, we are sure you have lots of questions. Below you can learn about all of the different subjects that you can study in Creagh College.
What class and subjects will I be in?
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.
- Digital Media Literacy
- GAA Going Well (Piloted in Creagh College)
- Performing Arts
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
What will my day be like?
In Primary school, you have one teacher and one classroom. In secondary, you will have a different teacher for each subject, and you may be in a different classroom. This can make your day more interesting and varied. No day will be the same. You will be given a Creagh College journal during induction to help you become organised and establish a daily routine. You will have a timetable and will soon get used to being prepared for each day. The school building is huge when you come in first. But after a few weeks, you'll know your way around and it will seem much smaller. The floors and rooms are all numbered and you will have a map in your journal to help you.
Your day will be a little longer than primary school. You will have two breaks during the day - one small break and one big break. During those breaks you are free to use our lovely grounds to get some exercise, or sit indoors in our canteen. The canteen serves delicious healthy food which you can buy, or you can bring your own.
Homework is given by each teacher and again, your journal will help you keep track of it. Teachers will understand that you're getting used to a new routine and are there to help you.