Junior Cycle

The new junior cycle which has been phased in incrementally since 2014 features newly developed subjects and short courses, with a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting.

Junior Certificate

The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-
primary schools. The Junior Cycle caters for students in the 12 to 15 year old age
group. Students normally sit for the examinations at the age of 14 or 15, after 3
years of post-primary education. Information on the new junior certificate and its format can be found online here.

Subjects Available to First Year – Examination Subjects

Irish, English, Mathematics, Geography, Science, Materials Technology Wood, History, Home Economics,  Materials Technology Metal, Civic Social & Political Education, Art, Music, Technology.

Short Courses

Currently we offer two short courses to students at Junior Certificate level, these courses are coding and digital media.

Classroom-based assessments

During second and third year, students complete a number of Classroom-Based Assessments. Key dates for Classroom-Based Assessments in 2018/2019 have been amended and are available here.

For a small group of students with special educational needs, priority learning units (PLUs) will be provided. These components will enable the statements of learning, literacy and numeracy and other key skills to be become a reality for the students throughout their three-year junior cycle.

Non Examination Subjects

Physical Education, Social Personal & Health Education, Religion

Extra Curricular Activities

Sports Hurling, Soccer, Badminton, Basketball, Snooker, Athletics, Gaelic Football, Table Tennis

Other Activities Guitar lessons, School Concerts, Fashion show, Debating and Public Speaking, Poetry Competitions and quizzes.