Programmes - Junior Certificate

Our new intake of students is assessed in February/March of their final year in Primary School. The results of this assessment are used to create gender balanced, mixed ability core classes in first year. All first years undertake core subjects and sample all other subjects. At the end of first year, students choose two option subjects.


Art Class

Core Curriculum Subjects:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • CSPE (Civic, Social & Political Education)
  • SPHE (Social, Personal & Health Education)
  • French or Spanish
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Physical Education
  • History

Optional Subjects:

  • Art, Craft & Design
  • Woodwork
  • Technical Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Metalwork

In second year Irish, English and Mathematics classes are divided into Higher and Ordinary level, based on the results of the summer examinations in first year.