Junior Cycle Curriculum

The New Junior Cycle is being introduced on a phased basis. Details of these changes can be found here.

Junior Cycle Curriculum

The following subjects are available at Junior Cycle in Avondale Community College in 2019/2020:

Core Examination Subjects:

• Gaeilge

• English

• Mathematics

• Science

• Business

Core Non-Examination Subjects:

• Religious Education (RE)


  • Tutorial - Learning to Learn /Digital Media Literacy

• Physical Education (PE)

• Civic Social and Political Education (CSPE)

• Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE)


Optional Examination Subjects – students entering First Year (2020) select four subjects from the following:

• Art

• French

• Geography

• History

• Materials Technology (Wood)

• Metalwork

• Music

• Technical Graphics (TG)

Students study 4 from 9 optional subjects.
When you receive the subject choice form, you are asked to rank your choice of subjects from 1 to 6.
This information is then processed and option bands will be formed to address the choices of the majority of the applicants.
Students may not get their first four choices, so it would be important to rank the first six choice subjects.