Subjects

Subjects and Options available at Junior Cycle, Transition Year and Senior Cycle 2023-24:

(In response to demand, additional subjects may be offered at Junior & Senior Cycle.  eg. Japanese)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

JUNIOR CYCLE 

Junior Cycle Subjects Information Booklet 2023/24

The following subjects will be studied by all 1st Year students during the academic year:

Core Subjects

Wellbeing

Irish

Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE)

English

Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE)

Maths

Physical Education (PE)

History

Guidance

Geography

Choir

Science

Modules relevant to wellbeing may vary from year to year

Religious Education (RE)

 

 

Students will be asked to choose 3 of the following option subjects for Junior Cycle:

OPTION SUBJECTS

Business Studies

Home Economics

French

Music

Spanish

Visual Art

Classical Studies

 

 

SENIOR CYCLE

Senior Cycle Subjects Information Booklet 2023/24

Core Subjects

OPTION SUBJECTS

Irish

Art

English

Classical Studies

Maths

Geography

Guidance

History

PE

Home Economics

RE

Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE)

SPHE

Music

 

Business Subjects:  Accounting, Business and Economics

 

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL):  French and Spanish

 

Science Subjects:  Biology, Chemistry and Physics

 

Students may also have the opportunity to study Applied Maths and Mandarin Chinese

 

Students are given open choice when selecting their subjects and choose four subjects from the list of option subjects above.

 

Transition Year Programme 2023/24

Transition Year Subjects Information Booklet 2023/24

Core Subjects

OPTION SUBJECTS

Modules (sample)

Irish

Applied Maths

Agricultural Science

English

Art

Art Appreciation

Maths

Classical Studies

Careers

SPHE

Geography

Chinese

PE

History

Computer Coding

RE

Home Economics

Creative Writing

Computer Studies

Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE)

Culinary Skills

Justice & Peace

Music

Current Affairs

 

Business Subjects:  Accounting, Business and Economics

Drama

 

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL):  French and Spanish

Enterprise

 

Science Subjects:  Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Film Studies

 

 

Humanities

 

 

Music Appreciation

 

 

Outdoor Pursuits

 

 

Public Speaking

 

 

Research Methods

 

 

Self Defence

 

 

Song Writing

   

Sports Science

Students get to study a MFL and sample a semester of 8 of the option subjects listed above.  

 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Work Experience Placements x 2

Community Placement x 1

Musical with CBC Monkstown

Visiting Speakers

Workshops

Retreats

Careers Fair

Cultural visits including theatre, art galleries and museums

Trips away including team building & outdoor adventure activities

Trade Fairs

Exhibitions & Competitions

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (AEN)

We value and respect each student and seek to educate all irrespective of ability, in an open learning environment.  We understand excellence in relation to each girl’s potential.  A student may access support by referring herself or through parent/guardian and or teacher referrals.  We welcome engagement with the student and help students to identify their strengths as learners.  Support may take the form of individual or group learning support or resource teaching, in class teaching support, curricular support in a particular subject area, Inclusion Support Assistant (ISA), assistive technology, examinations support etc.  We understand that a multi-disciplinary approach works best to enable each student to reach her learning potential.

‘Learning through experience.’