Avondale Community College

Junior Cycle Programme

Junior Cycle Curriculum - Information 4.10.23

Please see below a Junior Cycle Information Note for parents or guardians of Junior Cycle students.

The purpose of this note is to provide parents with some useful information regarding the changes made to the Junior Cycle Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting since the implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle.

The note is available online at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9be14-junior-cycle/

Junior Cycle Curriculum

The following subjects are available at Junior Cycle in Avondale Community College

Core Examination Subjects:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Religion (JC Exam)


  • Tutorial - Learning to Learn / Digital Media Literacy / Public Speaking/ Careers / Computers
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Civic Social and Political Education (CSPE) CBA required.
  • Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) CBA required.

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

  • Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Materials Technology (Wood)
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Graphics
  • Home Economics

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.

Aug 22
First Year Information Evening
Aug 26
First Year Only Return to School
Aug 27
Third and Sixth Years Return to School
Aug 28
First, Second, Third & Sixth Years in School
Rathdrum, Co.Wicklow.
0404 46 445
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