Junior Certificate

Junior Cycle

At St Joseph’s CBS, we offer all our 1st Year students a taster programme for the full school year. They experience every subject on offer for their Junior Certificate so that they can make as informed a decision as possible for 2nd and 3rd Year. In the Spring of 1st Year, they are asked to select the three Optional Subjects they wish to proceed with for examination, in conjunction with their core subjects.

The school hosts an Information Evening for 1st Year Parents to help with subject selection. The Career Guidance teacher, together with the Principal and Deputy Principal will be in attendance on the night to help with any queries parents may have. Parents are asked to sign off on their son’s final subject selection. The Subject Option Bands are directly influenced by the students’ requests each year.

Our pupils are offered the following range of subjects and these are available at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation levels, as appropriate.

The following CORE SUBJECTS are offered to all students:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • CSPE
  • SPHE (non-exam subject)
  • Religion (non-exam subject)
  • Physical Education (non-exam subject)

The following OPTIONAL SUBJECTS are also offered:

  • Art, Craft & Design
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Materials Technology – Wood
  • Music
  • Technical Graphics

 

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