JUNIOR CYCLE

At Junior Certificate level, all pupils study the Junior Certificate core subjects with two options subjects and a European language.

Subjects in the optional list are only available if there is sufficient demand for them and students cannot be guaranteed their preferred subject options.

St. Wolstan’s operates a mixed ability system of education. However, at the end of the first year in May all first year students sit common examinations in Irish and Mathematics. Students are allocated to places in higher or ordinary level classes (prior to the summer holidays in first year) according to the record of their attainment. Student tracking evidence is communicated with parents through the established assessments and can be discussed at parent/teacher meetings.   Parents who wish to appeal their daughter’s placement must notify the Head of Department prior to the summer holidays.

JUNIOR CYCLE CORE SUBJECTS OPTION SUBJECTS

Irish/Gaeilge Home Economics

English Art, Craft and Design

Maths Business Studies

History Music

Geography Technology

French/Spanish

Science

Religious Education

Physical Education

C.S.P.E.

S.P.H.E.

Information Technology

(Maybe offered subject to availability & resources)

It is school policy that students may not drop subjects at Junior Certificate level except in exceptional circumstances.

After Junior Certificate pupils may proceed into either:-

  • Transition Year

  • Traditional Leaving Certificate Programme

  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

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