Junior Cycle

Subjects offered at Junior Cycle

Compulsory Exam Subjects:


• Gaeilge
• English
• Maths
• Religious Education
• History
• Geography
• Wellbeing
• Physical Education
• Social, Health and Personal Education
• Civic, Social and Political Education
• Information Technology


Optional Subjects
• Visual Art
• Business Studies
• French/ Spanish
• Home Economics
• Music
• Science


In the First Year of Junior Cycle in St. Brigid’s

students are offered tasters of all subjects. In January/ February of first year, students will indicate which four optional subjects they will continue into second and third year


Second and Third Year of Junior Cycle

In second and third year, students complete their Junior Cycle Award (JCA). Students will study six compulsory subjects and select four options. They will also complete a wellbeing programme (SPHE, CSPE, IT and PE).

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