Junior Cycle


First Year Students get to taste the full range of subjects available, in order to better inform their future subject choices. First years take two European languages, German and French. Second Year Students then decide which language they will pursue. There is a broad range of subjects available to Students in Millstreet Community School.


Curriculum - Junior Certificate


The following subjects are taught to Junior Certificate level:

  • Art & Design

  • Business

  • Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE)

  • English

  • French

  • Gaeilge

  • Geography

  • German

  • History

  • Home Economics

  • Mathematics

  • Metalwork

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Education

  • Science

  • Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

  • Technical Graphics

  • Woodwork (Materials & Technology)

Find detailed information on subjects at curriculumonline.ie

Music may be made available if there is sufficient demand from Students. Students partake in as many of the above subjects as possible, allowing them to identify their areas of interest and aptitude.

All First Year Students take Home Economics. At the end of First Year, Students will choose between the different subject options available. Subject options are carefully considered to provide the widest possible choice for the Students.


Key Dates for CBA’s

Key dates for Junior Cycle including Classroom Based Assessments.




Student wellbeing is present when students realise their abilities, take care of their physical wellbeing, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and have a sense of purpose and belonging to a wider community.

The Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) provides for a new area of learning at Junior Cycle called Wellbeing. Wellbeing crosses the three years of junior cycle and build on substantial work already taking place in Millstreet Community School in support of students’ wellbeing. This area of learning is designed to make the school’s culture and ethos and commitment to wellbeing visible to students. It includes learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. It enables students to build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community. The Junior Cycle Wellbeing programme has begun with 300 hours of timetabled engagement in 2017 building up to 400 hours by 2020 as the new Junior Cycle is implemented fully in MCS.