The school has a history of academic achievement and offers a broad-ranging curriculum to its students.

Junior Cycle

At Junior Cycle students at present take six core subjects and four optional subjects for examination purposes. One of these optional subjects is a foreign language. The core subjects are: Irish, English, Mathematics, Geography, History and C.S.P.E. Exemption from Irish is given to students who satisfy the criteria laid down in circular M10/94. Students also study Religious Education, PE and S.P.H.E as non examination subjects.

First year students study all eight option subjects and during the last term make their option choices. An information evening on option choice is held for all first year parents.


  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • C.S.P.E

Additional Core

  • Religious Education
  • P.E.
  • SPHE

Option Subjects

  • Art/Craft/Design
  • Business Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Science

The Department of Education and Skills is currently engaged in the introduction of a revised Junior Cycle Curriculum and Award for phased introduction which started in 2014.

Junior Cycle Presentation 2nd Year 2017-18

For further information see and