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.

Third year and Transition year students will be required to make important subject choices shortly for 5th year. Parents and students should consult the 2018 OPTIONS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS document for some important information regarding these choices.

To access this document click HERE.

Junior Cycle Parents’ Information Night Presentations