Mount St. Michael Secondary School

Junior Cycle

At this stage schools have almost completed the transition from Junior Cert to the new Junior Cycle. New subject specifications were introduced on a phased
Junior Cycle

At this stage schools have almost completed the transition from Junior Cert to the new Junior Cycle. New subject specifications were introduced on a phased basis and the final Junior Cert state exams will take place for our students in June 2020 in three subjects only - Home Economics, Music and Religion. All other subjects have been following the Junior Cycle specifications and are assessed accordingly. 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, this reduces to two optional subjects in second year and third year.

Wellbeing is also 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. "Wellbeing will cross the three years of junior cycle and build on substantial work already taking place in schools in support of students’ wellbeing. This area of learning will make the school’s culture and ethos and commitment to wellbeing visible to students. It will include learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. It will enable students to build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community." (NCCA, Guidelines for Wellbeing in Junior Cycle)

The Junior Cycle Wellbeing programme involves timetabled engagement of 400 hours by all students across the three years.

Core subjects

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

Non-Exam Core

  • Religion

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/Learning to Learn
  • Applied Digital Skills
  • Friends for Life
  • Learning Support/Additional Educational Needs

Dec
02 2020
Incoming 1Y Enrolment
Dec
14 2020
School Is Closed
Dec
15 2020
School Closed for Staff Training
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Co. Mayo,
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