Coláiste Íosagáin

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

The Department of Education and Skills introduced a New framework for Junior Cycle on a phased basis from September 2014. The rational underpinning the new Junior Cert is to enable learners to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s economic, social and cultural development. As a progressive 21st century school here in Coláiste Iosagáin we are working on updating our curriculum and developing the programme we offer at Junior Cycle.

The subjects on offer for the Junior Cycle at Coláiste Iosagáin are as follows:


  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Gaeilge
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • French/German (Students sample both and choose at Halloween break in First Year)

Optional Subjects:

(Students pick three after a Subject Taster Day that takes place before the students start First Year.)

  • Business
  • Art
  • Woodwork
  • Technical Graphics
  • Music
  • Home Economics
  • Metal Work
  • Science

Wellbeing Programme:

  • SPHE
  • CSPE
  • PE
  • Minding Me (2nd Year Only)
  • Daily Tutor Period

Link to Colaiste Iosagain Wellbeing Programme

Coláiste Iosagáin Portarlington Wellbeing-Programme-Policy-Document.docx

BOLD indicates that the new Junior Cycle Specification is now being followed in this subject.

We have a full range of subjects. Students sit 10 subjects for the Junior Cycle Examinations.

Students will carry out Classroom Based Assessments in 2nd & 3rd Year.

2019-20 JC CBA Assessment Calendar.doc

Gaeilge, English & Mathematics are offered at both Higher and Ordinary Level.

All other subjects are offered at a Common level.

Student Centered Learning Video Junior Cycle

27 2021
1st Year 2021 Return to School
31 2021
1st & 6th Years / LCA 2 Back to School
01 2021
2nd & 3rd Years Return to School
02 2021
5th / LCA 1 TYs Return to School
Coláiste Íosagáin,
Bog Road,
Co. Offaly,

05786 23407

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