Junior Cycle

Changes are being made to the Junior Cert.

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)
  • History
  • French
  • German
  • 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)
  • A Continental Language
  • Religion

Optional Subjects

  • French
  • German
  • 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.