Junior Cycle Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • French
  • Business
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • C.S.P.E
  • S.P.H.E
  • P.E
  • Religion
  • Technical Drawing (offered after school)

In September 2020, we extended our subjects with the introduction of Music, Spanish, Technical Drawing (in school) and Art. 

Junior Cycle Music

Junior Cycle Music focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, skills and cultural awareness through the practical and cognitive engagement with music. This involves several different elements such as reading, writing, composing and analyzing music. It also includes performance of vocals, instrumentation and technology.

Music aims to contribute to the development of artistic awareness and understanding, self-expression, self-esteem, imagination and multicultural sensitivity of all students.

More information on the course program can be found on these links:

https://ncca.ie/media/1198/music_factsheet.pdf

https://www.curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle/Junior-Cycle-Subjects/Music/

https://ncca.ie/media/1240/jc_music_bgp.pdf

Junior Cycle Spanish

Junior Cycle Spanish students are actively engaged in activities and tasks which integrate the five language skills of listening, reading, spoken production, spoken interaction and writing. As a result of studying Spanish students will communicate with increasing independence, confidence and creativity. Learning Spanish also broadens students’ horizons and enables them to develop a lifelong skill for education, leisure and work, and to develop a positive attitude towards other languages and cultures.

Why study Spanish?

  • Nearly 400 million people speak Spanish, making Spanish the second most spoken language in the world.
  • Make your Summer holidays and travel experiences more rewarding. There are 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as an official language. Knowing the language will make your travel experiences in beautiful Spain & Latin America much easier.
  • Enjoy Spanish music, theatre, film and literature in their original Spanish forms.
  • Relish the challenge that learning a new language brings.

More information on the course program can be found on the following link:

https://curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle/Junior-Cycle-Subjects/Modern-Foreign-Languages/

Junior Cycle Art

Visual Art is a subject that promotes teaching and learning through art, craft and design. For adolescents and young adults, this involves becoming familiar with and applying the elements of art and principles of design, and the knowledge and skills associated with these processes, their histories and their contemporary practices. Visual Art also recognises and rewards a number of different forms of intelligence, including emotional intelligence; it develops personal qualities of expression and empathy.

Visual Art encompasses art, craft and design and involves practical work in a wide range of media leading to a specific outcome, e.g. an artwork, a design, architectural study, an installation or an event. Making art develops the learner's imagination through developing an idea or concept and allows them to exercise personal responsibility for specific tasks.Students will develop skills in, for example, creativity, collaboration, an ability to question, they will practically engage with art to improve their skills in a space safe to experiment, to fail and to learn. 

More information on the course program can be found on these links:

https://www.curriculumonline.ie/getmedia/a5e1d208-4550-4745-a9b4-177efffcd1ee/Specification-for-Junior-Cycle-Art.pdf

http://www.jct.ie/perch/resources/art/junior-cycle-visual-art-information-leaflet-2017.pdf

 

                                                       

                                                                                                  Celebrating their Junior Cycle Results - September 2019

 

Class Teacher and Year Heads

Every class group at Junior Cycle has a Class Teacher and Year Head. The Class Teacher is responsible for seating arrangements and general classroom management. The Year Head is often the first port of call if there is a concern around attendance, behaviour or academics. The Year Head can be contacted through the main school office.

 

2020-2021

1st Year Head – Mr. S. Cusack

Class Teachers

1A Room 301 – Mr. D. Thornton

1B Room GYM – Mr. C. Kelly

1C Room 101 – Mr. A. Morrissey

1D Room 102 – Mr. K. Curry

1E Room 103 – Mr. A. Lee

 

2nd Year Head – Mr. R. Grealish

Class Teachers

2A Room 312 – TBC

2B Room 309 – TBC

2C Room 310 – TBC

2D Room 308 – TBC

2E Room 305 – TBC

2F Room 311 – TBC

 

3rd Year Head – Mr. B. McDermott

Class Teachers

3A Room 205 – TBC

3B Room 206 – TBC

3C Room 207 – TBC

3D Room 208 – TBC

3E Room 209 – TBC

3F Room 210 – TBC

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