What we offer for Junior Cycle
Our Junior Cycle Curriculum:
Our classes are mixed ability classes in first year. Our pupils take 9 subjects to Junior Certificate for certification. All pupils study Gaeilge, English and Maths for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year. In 1st year every pupil also studies Art, Business Studies, French, Geography, History, Metalwork, Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics and Science. At the end of first year pupils choose six of these nine options. All pupils study Physical Education and Social, Personal and Health Education ( S.P.H.E.) and Civic, Social, Political Education (C.S.P.E.) under the umbrella of Wellbeing from September 2017 as Short Courses for a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (J.C.P.A.). Pupils study Religion from 1st year to 3rd year which is not examinable for Junior Certificate.
New Junior Cycle Award 2014-2022:
A new Junior Cycle Award is being phased into all schools from 2014 to 2022. "Junior Cycle places students at the centre of the educational experience, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives"For full information on the new Junior Cycle Student Award please go to www.juniorcycle.ie.
In our college presently we have introduced new subject specifications in English, Science and Business Studies,Gaeilge, French, Art Craft & Design ,Wellbeing and will introduce Maths, History and Geography in September 2018. Our Curriculum is currently under review and whilst we will still offer all of the above subjects HOW we offer them may vary from September 2019. We will communicate all changes directly to parents through an information evening and also through our website.