Junior Certificate


The Junior Cycle builds on the education received at primary level and culminates with the Junior Certificate Examination. The Junior Certificate is a three year programme. The Junior cycle also includes a number of subjects that are an important part of the curriculum, but are not formally assessed. Non-examination subjects at junior cycle include Physical Education and Social, Personal and Health Education (must be studied but is not examinable). Religious Education is available both as an examination and non-examination subject.


First Year students are also given a subject option sheet. They pick one subject from each option. Along with the core subjects they will study these subjects for the Junior Cert Examinations.



Core Subjects


  • English
  • Irish
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Science
  • Social, Personal & Health Education
  • Civic Social & Political Education
  • Religious Education
  • Information Technology

Option 1


  • Business
  • German
  • Home-Economics
  • Art


Option 2


  • Business
  • Music
  • Home-Economics
  • Art
  • Spanish