Junior Certificate

Junior Certificate

Junior Cycle education (lower secondary education) is compulsory and is usually taken by students between the ages of 12 and 15. Schools follow the national curriculum set down by the Department of Education and Science.

Students sit the Junior Certificate examination, which is a state examination, in June of their third year. The Department of Education and Science (DES) set the examination papers, supervise the examinations and monitor the correction of the exam papers. Results are usually issued to schools around the second week in September following the examination.

The Junior Cycle aims to:

  • Reinforce and further develop in the young person the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, skills and competencies acquired at primary level.
  • Extend and deepen the range and quality of the young person's educational experience in terms of knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies.
  • Develop the young person's personal and social confidence, initiative and competence through a broad, well balanced, general education.
  • Prepare the young person for the requirements of further programmes of study, employment or of life outside fulltime education
  • Contribute to the moral and spiritual development of the young person and develop a tolerance and respect for the values and beliefs of others.
  • Prepare the young person for the responsibilities of citizenship in the national context and in the context of the wider European and global communities.

Junior Cycle Core Examination Subjects:

All students take these subjects and sit them in the Junior Certificate examination.

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • French
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • CSPE (Civic, Social and Political Education

Core Non Examination Subjects:

  • PE (Physical Education)
  • SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education)

Junior Cycle Option Subjects:

Students choose two from the following list of option subjects.

  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Metalwork
  • Technical Graphics

To download the Junior Cycle Framework, click on the following link Framework for Junior Cycle.

Wellbeing
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Wellbeing in Ballinteer Community School plays an integral role in the students education and provides learning opportunities that enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing along with the resilience of the students. It enables them to build life-skills and to develop a strong sense of connectedness to the school and the wider community. This is a new area of learning that incorporates CSPE, SPHE, PE and Guidance.

If you wish to download the Wellbeing guidelines, click the following link Wellbeing Guidelines.

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