Junior Certificate Curriculum

The new Junior Cycle and Junior Certificate Schools Programme are on offer in the College. Our Aim at Killarney Community College is to ensure a smooth transition of students from primary to post primary school. We wish to motivate our students to engage with and enjoy school. We challenge our students to realise their full potential in the three years of Junior Cycle by experiencing a broad, balanced and coherent programme of study. Information for parents regarding the junior cycle can be accessed at https://www.jct.ie/perch/resources/leadership/parent-information-leaflet-post-primary.pdf

The following subjects are studied at the college by our 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students: 

Core Subjects: 

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

Option Subjects: 

3 optional subjects to choose from the following:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Technical Graphics
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Materials Technology Metal
  • Home Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • Music
Wellbeing Subjects (non examinable): 
  • Physical Education
  • Social, Personal, Health Education
  • Civic, Social, Political Education
Non Examinable subjects:
  • Religious Education
  • Information and Communications Technology

All students arriving in first year are provided with a timetable which allows them to ‘taste’ particular subjects for the first term of the year. These subjects are those listed, above, as the Option subjects. After this 'taster' period parents and students attend an options night after which they choose three subjects to study for their Junior Cycle Exams.