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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

Description of 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 can be achieved through the three interconnected strands: Procedural knowledge, Innovate and ideate, and Culture and context. (NCCA) This is covered within the Maestro Textbook and Music Portfolio that will be used in music class for the three years.

Within the classroom context, the students will focus on Music theory, Music history/styles, Music Composition and Music performance. They all have the opportunity of learning an instrument and participating in external musical activities such as music club and other school events.

Junior Cycle Music comprises of two CBA’S - including a composition Portfolio- and a common exam at the end of 3rd Year worth 75%. A performance exam is also undertaken in 3rd year where the student is expected to perform four pieces of music to the standard learned in three years of music classes within school. This exam is worth 25% and will be examined by an external examiner.

By studying music in school, it gives the student another skill and an opportunity to create, express themselves and hopefully enjoy music.

Further information can be found within these links.

https://ncca.ie/en/junior-cycle/curriculum-developments/music/

https://www.jct.ie/music/music

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.

 

2021-2022

1st Year Head – Mr. Cathal McGinn (can be contacted at c.mcginn@bish.ie)

Class Teachers

1A - Mr. Michael Quain

1B - Ms. Jacqueline Faherty

1C - Mr. Paul deHora

1D - Ms. Ruth Holden

1E - Mr. Darren Burke

 

2nd Year Head – Mr. S. Cusack (can be contacted at s.cusack@bish.ie)

Class Teachers

2A - Mr. Dylan Thornton

2B - Mr. Coley Kelly

2C - Mr. Adrian Morrissey

2D - Ms. Marie Connolly

2E - Mr. Alex Lee

 

3rd Year Head – Mr. R.Grealish (can be contacted at r.grealish@bish.ie)

Class Teachers

3A - Mr. Diarmaid O' Conghaile

3B - Mr. Darragh Loughnane

3C - Mr. Mark Herrick

3D - Mr. Rob Leonard

3E - Ms. Caitríona Duggan Lee

3F - Ms. Elaine Dobbyn

 

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