Calasanctius College, Oranmore

Junior Certificate

Calasanctius College is fully embracing the new Junior Cycle and is developing a skills based programme which will enhance learning and teaching in our school.

Key skills

An information leaflet on the new Junior Cycle for parents of primary school children is available here

An Information leaflet on the new Junior Cycle for parents of post primary children is available here

Wellbeing has always been central to the curriculum in Calasanctius and we are delighted that it is officially part of the New Junior Cycle.

To read the New Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines click here

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Junior Cycle - Choice of Subjects

On entry into 1st year students experience a broad, balanced range of subjects in the context of school resources and student preference. Students are prepared for the Junior Certificate Examination. The junior cycle programme is made up of the following:


State examination subjects: Irish English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science.

Note: Some students may be exempt from Irish under Dept of Education & Skills Circular Letter 12/96.

Non-examination subjects: Religious Education (RE), Social Personal Health Education (SPHE), Civic Social Political Education (CSPE), Physical Education (PE) and Information & Communications Technology (ICT).


Modern language: All students are required to study one of the following European languages: French, German, or Spanish. Availability of these languages from year-to-year is dependent on viable class size subject to resources.

Note: Arrangements are in place to exempt some students from modern language in consultation with parents / guardians.

Other optional subjects: All students are required to study two subjects out of the following: Art Craft Design (ACD), Business Studies, Home Economics, Materials Technology (Wood), Music and Technical Graphics.

Co. Galway
H91 K7H2

091 794 564

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