Junior Cycle

At Junior Cycle students at present take five 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 and History. Exemption from Irish is given to students who satisfy the criteria laid down in Circular 0053/2019. Students also study Religious Education, PE, C.S.P.E and S.P.H.E as non examination subjects and as part of the wellbeing programme.

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

Additional Core

  • Religious Education
  • P.E.
  • C.S.P.E
  • S.P.H.E.

Option Subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Visual Art