Junior Cycle

Core Subjects

All students study the following core subjects at Junior Cycle:

  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Modern Foreign Language (either French or Spanish)


Option Subjects

All students study 2 of the following option subjects:

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


 Wellbeing Programme

All students also complete our 3-year Wellbeing Programme including all of the following:

  • Physical Education
  • CSPE
  • SPHE
  • Learning to Learn Programme



Classroom Based Assessment (CBA’s) and Final Assessments are both reported on as part of a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA). This also includes reports on other areas of achievement of students in our school and their participation in the Wellbeing Programme.

Assessment Overview for Junior Cycle

Final State Exams use the following descriptor – this is worth 90% of the final grade:

Classroom Based Assessments use the following descriptors, with the assessment task linked to CBA 2 this makes up the final 10% of the final grade:

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