All students are prepared for the Department of Education’s Junior Cycle Certificate examinations. The compulsory subjects are Irish*, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Business Studies, Religion, SPHE (Social, Political and Health Education), CSPE (Civil, Social and Personal Education) and a continental language***. Each pupil selects two optional subjects from the following: Home Economics, Woodwork, Music, Art and Craft, Technology, Technical Graphics and Physical Education.
* Official exemption from Irish is permitted to pupils whose education up to the age of eleven has taken place outside the Republic of Ireland.
*** All pupils study either French, German or Spanish – classes offered depend on sufficient demand.