Junior Cycle

The school provides a broad and balanced course of study in a range of curricular areas for the Junior Cycle Programme.

The aims and objectives of the Junior Cycle Programme are woven into our educational approach. The program seeks to nurture the development of key skills, including communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, while fostering a love for learning. It emphasises a student-centred and inquiry-based approach, encouraging curiosity and creativity.

Further details regarding subject specifications and assessment can be found at www.jct.ie .

Students study the core subjects as well as selecting a number of the optional subjects available in the school.

Core Subjects

CSPE (Short Course)
SPHE (Short Course)
Physical Education

Optional Subjects

Visual Art
Home Economics
Wood Technology
Business Studies

Short Courses

Digital Manufacturing
Digital Media Literacy

The Level 2 Learning Programmes

We also take pride in offering The Level 2 Learning Programmes, an initiative within the Junior Certificate Programme designed to make your child’s educational journey enriching and successful no matter what their ability. Emphasising a student-centred approach, this program focuses on active learning, skill development, and ensuring a positive experience throughout their time in school. We believe in the potential for achievement and improvement in every student, fostering a sense of accomplishment along the way.

As part of our Junior Cycle programme students will delve into all core subjects, unless exempt from Irish. Additionally, they have the exciting opportunity to personalise their learning experience by selecting from a diverse range of optional subjects.