Junior Cycle

8 Key Skills of Junior Cycle.pngStudent enrolling in Coláiste Chiaráin will follow the Junior Cycle Programme for their first three years in secondary school. Junior Cycle students typically study 10 subjects for their Junior Cycle exams - 7 from the core list and 3 optional subjects.

Optional subjects are only selected after students have completed a taster programme, giving them an opportunity to sample all the subjects on offer.

English, Irish and Mathematics are assessed at both Higher and Ordinary level. All other subjects are Common level.

The Junior Cycle is assessed using a combination of continuous and final assessments. This means that during 2nd and 3rd year, pupils complete a series of Classroom Based Assessments and Assessment Tasks. They also sit exams at the end of the Junior Cycle Programme. Students' achievement are recorded on their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement and this is presented to pupils on completion of the Junior Cycle Programme.

All Junior Cycle students also follow a comprehensive Wellbeing Programme. Wellbeing is a combination of PE, SPHE, CSPE, Guidance and ICT.

Core Subjects at Junior Cycle - Irish, English, Mathematics, Religious Education, History, Geography, Science.

Non-Core Subjects at Junior Cycle - German, French, Business, Graphics, Applied Technology, Visual Art, Engineering, Wood Technology, Music, Home Economics.

Please click on the link below to view more details on the non-core subjects at Junior Cycle.

1st Years Subject Choice Booklet

1st Years Subject Choice Booklet (downloadable version)

A guide for students about choosing their options can be found by clicking HERE

2nd Year Classroom Based Assessment Calendar 2023/24 can be found HERE

3rd Year Classroom Based Assessment Calendar 2023/24 can be found HERE

Further information is available HERE for parents and guardians.

Junior Cycle Success 2023

Congratulations to our students of on their remarkable success in the Junior Cycle exams! Your hard work, dedication, and determination have paid off. This is just the beginning of your educational journey, and your impressive results are a testament to your potential and promise. Keep pushing the boundaries of your knowledge and embracing the opportunities that lie ahead. Well done - you've made us all incredibly proud!

Below are some images captured of the day.

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Congratulations to the Junior Cert class of 2023 who received their results on Wednesday 18th October last. (L to R) Rebecca, Ella, Hannah, Ramona & Lauren.

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Congratulations to the Junior Cert class of 2023 who received their results on Wednesday 18th October last. (L to R) Eoin, Luke & Ryan.

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Congratulations to the Junior Cert class of 2023 who received their results on Wednesday 18th October last. (L to R) Holly, Ava & Emily.

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Congratulations to Aaron, Brian, Oisín and Ruairí who received their Junior Cycle Level 2 certificates.

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Congratulations to the representatives of the Junior Cycle class of 2023 at Coláiste Chiaráin who received a Distinction (90-100%) in their Higher Level Irish exam. (L to R) Laura, Ella & Sarah were acknowledged by Deputy President and Registrar, Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh for their individual achievements at a ceremony at the National University of Galway last week

May 27
2024
Summer Assessments Begin
May 27
2024
Summer Assessment Week
May 31
2024
End of School Year
Jun 05
2024
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