• Junior Cycle

The Framework for Junior Cycle provides the basis for post-primary schools to plan quality, inclusive and relevant education programmes with improved learning experiences for all students.

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The Framework which contains 24 statements of learning, underpinned by the eight principles, provide the basis for schools to plan for, design and evaluate their junior cycle programmes. That process of planning focuses on the combination of curriculum components (subjects, PLU’s, and short courses) and other learning experiences. Schools will ensure that all statements of learning, alongside the key skills feature in the programmes of all junior cycle students.

Junior Cycle Curriculum

We are delighted to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to junior cycle students.

Core Subjects Optional Subjects
Irish Music
English Art
Maths Classics
French or Spanish Home Economics (2nd & 3rd year)
History Business
Geography German
Ethical Education


Wellbeing Short Courses
PE Coding
SPHE Artistic Performance


Digital Media Literacy


All first year students will follow a 6 week taster program in each subject so that they can sample all subject options before making their final choice. Following the February midterm break, students will choose one option subject from the two bands as detailed below (these are subject to change and reviewed annually).

Band 1 Band 2
Art Business
German Music
Classics Home Economics