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
  • Wood Technology
  • Graphics
  • Music
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering
  • Science

Wellbeing Programme:

  • SPHE
  • CSPE
  • PE
  • Minding Me (2nd Year Only)
  • IT (1st Year Only)

Link to Colaiste Iosagain Wellbeing Programme 2021-22

Coláiste Iosagáin Portarlington Wellbeing-Programme.docx

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.

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

25 2021
Halloween Break
08 2021
Church Holiday
23 2021
Christmas Holidays
21 2022
Midterm Break
17 2022
St. Patrick's Day
Coláiste Íosagáin,
Bog Road,
Co. Offaly,

05786 23407

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