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Junior Cycle

Curriculum – Junior Certificate

Beginning on a phased basis since September 2014, the new Junior Cycle features revised subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting. Schools have more freedom to design junior cycle programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. For students, the new junior cycle means that the curriculum available in their schools is a mix of subjects and short courses as well as other learning experiences.

Here in BCS, First Year Students are given a ‘taster’ of each subject to experience the full range of subjects available, in order to better inform their future subject choices.

The following subjects are available at Junior Cycle.

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • French
  • German
  • Home Economics
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork
  • Tech. Graphics
  • Business Studies
  • Art, Craft & Design
  • Music
  • CSPE
  • SPHE
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
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