Junior Cycle

The Junior Cycle is a three year programme offering students a broad and balanced curriculum. Students will study the following compulsory subjects: Gaeilge, English, Maths, History, Geography, Science, Business, CSPE (Civic Social & Political Education). Most students will study French or Spanish. Students will also have the opportunity to study one of the following subjects: Art Craft and Design, Materials Technology (Wood), and Technical Graphics. All students will study the following non-examination subjects: Religious Education, Physical Education and SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education).

Transition Year

Transition Year is an optional one-year programme that is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. Students will study a wide range of subjects within 12 week modules. The programme includes: Gaeilge, English, Maths, History, Geography, Business, Horticulture, Media Studies, Art and Design, Woodwork, Mini Company, ICT, Career Guidance and Work Experience.

The aims of the Transition Year Programme are as follows:

• To provide education for maturity with an emphasis on social awareness and increased social competence.

• To promote general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary and self-directed learning.

• To provide education, through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.

The course offered consists of core subjects, Gaeilge, English, Maths, ECDL, Work Experience, Religious Education, Physical Education, with a range of modular programmes of studies, work placements and social awareness programmes.

Leaving Certificate

The Leaving Certificate is a two year programme that aims to provide students with a broad, balanced education. The following are core subjects:

Gaeilge, Maths, English, Religious Education, Physical Education,

Students take a further four subjects from the following:

Accounting, Physics, Business, Art, Design & Communication Graphics, History, Geography, Economics, Construction Studies, Biology, Chemistry, (choices may vary from year to year)

Students will also choose a European language either French or Spanish