Junior Cycle

A comprehensive curriculum will be delivered at Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin, which underpins our school’s vision for the development of the full potential of each pupil.

Pupils are exposed to all subjects in First Year as ‘tasters’ offered for the first term, allowing them to make more informed decisions regarding their subject choices thereafter.

The core curriculum for Junior Cycle is as follows;

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mata
  • Spanish
  • Science
  • History
  • Religious Education (Non-Examinable)


Pupils choose three options from:

  • Business Studies
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering
  • Graphics
  • Woodwork

Pupils also study the following as short courses:

  • Physical Education
  • Civic Social Political Education (CSPE)
  • Social Personal Health Education (SPHE)

The Junior Cycle

For further information on the new Junior Cycle, click on the link below:

Junior Cycle Presentation 2017