Newtown School

Junior Cycle

Our Junior Cycle Curriculum offers a wide range of subject which is in keeping with our philosophy of ‘educating for life’ and also meets the objective of the Department of Education and Skills “…to provide a well-balanced, general education”.

An example of our current offering to our Junior Cycle students is listed below:


Junior Cycle Core Subjects:

English
Irish
Mathematics
History
Geography
Science
Art

Physical Education
C.S.P.E.
S.P.H.E.
Music (compulsory in 1st year and then it becomes an option)
Choir – (First Year Only)
Drama – (First Year Only)
Computers – (First Year Only)


Option Subjects:

1st Year 2017/2018

Option 1:
French / Spanish 

Option 2:
Home Economics / Materials Technology Woodwork / Business / Technical Graphics

Option 3:
Home Economics / Materials Technology Woodwork / Business / Technical Graphics

Students will sample each of the option subjects within the first four weeks of term before committing to their choice.

2nd Year & 3rd Year 2017/2018

Option 1:
French / Spanish 

Option 2:
Home Economics / Materials Technology Woodwork / Business / Technical Graphics / Music

Option 3:
Home Economics / Materials Technology Woodwork / Business / Technical Graphics

Classes are organised on a mixed-ability basis. Only in Irish and in Mathematics are classes formed according to syllabus levels.

Students with specific learning challenges receive learning support on an individual basis or in small groups for remedial teaching aimed at supporting the students in keeping pace with class work.


 
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