Kerry ETB
Coláiste Gleann Lí

Junior Cycle

In a bid to deliver this ideal and in recognition of the concept of multiple intelligences we offer a broad and varied Junior Cycle programme. Our school offers mixed ability classes and the following subject arrangement.

Students will take the following mandatory subjects;

CSPE, English, History, Gaeilge, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE.

Students are offered the following optional subjects on a carousel of 2 weeks each as part of our taster programme and then may choose to keep one subject in each category for the remainder of the Junior cycle. Categories change due to student preferences.

Category 1: Business/ Home Economics/ Engineering

Category 2: Wood Technology/ Coding/ Geography

Category 3: Art/ Digital Media Literacy/ Graphics

Category 4: French/ Applied Technology/ Wood Technology

*Please note that subjects may change due to numbers.

The three-year Junior Cycle programme is complemented by the Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP) that supports learners and sets out clear learning objectives. It enables the learners to take part in a range of innovative initiatives, to arrange educational outings and interactive learning experiences. The positive progress of our learners is rewarded during our celebration day. The JCSP is not separate from the Junior Certificate programme is merely acts as a means of guiding students towards the successful completion of the Junior Certificate.

Information for Parents

This page contains useful information for parents about the new Junior Cycle.

Parent Information leaflet

Statements of Learning (poster)

Key Skills (poster)

Info from

Junior Cycle

Click here to view information on the new Junior Cycle which includes info on the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Award.

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What key skills will the students learn?

The six key skills of junior cycle are Managing Myself, Staying Well, Communicating, Being Creative, Working with Others, and Managing Information and Thinking.

Junior Certificate

How will it be assessed?

Click here and here to find out all about Assessment at Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement

Students who sat their Junior Cycle exam will receive their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Award(JCPA). This certificate will include subject results, Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) results and Other Areas of Learning. The Department of Education has issued a privacy notice which outlines how this data will be stored by the school and the Department. Please click here to view.

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