Junior Cycle

New Junior Cycle Explained

The new Junior Cycle involves some changes to assessment.

Junior Cycle Programme

Junior Cycle is a three-year programme. Students study ten subjects for their JCPA. English, Irish and Maths can be taken at higher or ordinary level. All other subjects are offered at common level only.

Core Subjects:
Irish, English, Mathematics, French or German, History, Geography, Religious Education, Science, Business Studies.

Optional Subjects (Select One)
2nd language, Technology, Technical Graphics, Visual Art, Home Economics, Music.

Non-Examination Subjects:

VSware Reports

Explanation of the features of Quality in English, Science and Business to assist parents to interpret their daughter’s VSware report.

Junior Cycle Key Dates 2018/2019