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Junior Cycle

At the moment schools are transitiong from Junior Cert to the new Junior Cycle.  New subject specifications are being introduced on a phased basis.  For more information on the Junior Cycle please click here

In Mount St. Michael students entering first year study eight core subjects. First years also study three optional subjects and this reduces to two in second year and third year.  In addition, Wellbeing is a core part of each child's Junior Cycle experience.  This area of learning is embedded in all subjects but has particular relevance to the subjects listed below. 

Core subjects

Irish, English, Maths, Religion, History, Geography, Science, Modern Foreign Language (French or German)

Optional Subjects

Art, Business, Home Economics, Music

Wellbeing Subjects

Physical Education (PE), Civic, Social and Poltical Education (CSPE), Social, Personal, and Health Education (SPHE), Choir, Guidance and Digital Literacy Education

Learning Support/Additional Educational Needs