Junior Certificate Subjects

Junior Certificate

Students can choose from the different subjects listed below, to study for their Junior Certificate.

Some of these are compulsory:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • History
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Business Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Technical Graphics
  • Computer Studies
  • C.S.P.E.
  • Physical Education
  • S.P.H.E.
  • Latin
  • Materials Technology (Wood)

Junior Cycle Reform

Beginning on a phased basis from September 2014, the new junior cycle will feature revised subjects and short courses, a focus on literacy, numeracy and key skills, and new approaches of assessment and reporting. Schools will have more freedom to design junior cycle programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. For students, the new junior cycle will mean that the curriculum available in their schools will be a mix of subjects and short courses as well as other learning experiences.

For a period of five years from 2014, the new Junior Cycle will operate in schools alongside the programmes based around the existing Junior Certificate.

Please click here to read the information leaflet provided for parents.