Junior Cycle

Changes are being made to the Junior Cert. There are many  helpful online resources, such as;

https://www.jct.ie/perch/resources/publications/jc-info-parents-post-primary-may-2017.pdf

and

www.jct.ie

To find out more information please click on

  1. The New Junior Cert
  2. Junior Cert Parents Information Text

Also please look at

  1. JC statements of learning
  2. Junior Cert Key Skills
  3. English Curriculum

The Junior Cycle is 3 years during which the following subjects are taught;

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • Religious Education
  • Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE) – Third Years of 2018/2019 will be the last year to sit this subject as an exam  in the Junior Certificate
  • History
  • French
  • German (unavailable to in-coming ISK 1st Year Students from 2019/2020 on-wards)
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Art
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social, Personal &Health Education (SPHE)
  • Wood Technology
  • Technical Graphics

In Second and Third Year, the following subjects are compulsory;

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE) – Third Years of 2018/2019 will be the last year to sit this subject as an exam in the Junior Certificate
  • A Continental Language
  • Religion

Optional Subjects

  • French
  • German – (unavailable to in-coming ISK 1st Year Students from 2019/2020 on-wards)
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Music
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Wood Technology
  • Technical Graphics

Please go to  http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Junior_Cycle/Fact_sheets/ for further information on all these subjects.