Junior Cycle

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

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


  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Religion
  • CSPE (Short Course)
  • SPHE (Short Course)
  • Physical Education
  • Wellbeing
Optional Subjects


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Visual Art
  • Home Economics
  • Wood Technology
  • Engineering
  • Business Studies
  • Graphics
  • Music
Short Courses


  • Artistic Performance
  • Digital Media Literacy
  • Caring for Animals
  • Exploring Forensic Science
  • Climate Action

The school also provides the Junior Certificate Schools Programme

The programme is an intervention within the Junior Certificate Programme. It provides a curriculum framework which will assist the college and individual teachers in adopting a student-centred approach to the Junior Certificate.

The Junior Certificate School Programme is based on the concept that all young people are capable of real success in school and that they can have a positive experience of school. The Junior Certificate School Programme has been designed to ensure that young people can benefit from their time in school and enjoy the experience of improvement and success. The emphasis on active learning and on the development of basic skills in the programme is highlighted.

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