Junior Cycle and J.C.S.P

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All students follow the three year Junior Certificate Programme.

Junior Certificate students are offered a wide range of subjects. All students take the core subjects of Irish, English, Maths, Religious Education, CSPE, SPHE and PE. In addition, students may take Science, History, Geagraphy, ESS, French and Business Studies.

In their First Year students sample other subjects, including Art, Craft and Design, Home Economics, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Woodwork), Metalwork and Music. Students will continue with some of these subjects into Second and Third Year.

There are written Department of Education and Science examinations at the end of the programme. Some subjects also have a practical element to the examination. These include Art, Craft and Design, Metalwork, Music, Materials Technology and Home Economics.


Some classes follow the Junior Certificate School Programme. This is additional to the regular Junior Cert. It involves school based project work often co-ordinated between different subjects. The emphasis of this programme is on developing a wide range of life skills in students.

Certification is school based and is in addition to the regular Junior Cert examinations, which are taken by all students. JCSP students typically sit six Junior Certificate exam subjects.

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