St David's C.B.S. Artane

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

In 2014, the new Junior Cycle was introduced into Irish schools on a phased basis alongside the existing Junior Certificate. It features revised subjects and short courses and a stronger focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Wellbeing and developing Key Skills. In keeping with the new Junior Cycle, many subjects now have a new subject specification and students are completing Classroom Based Assessments (CBA’s) and Assessment Tasks whilst also encompassing a range of other essential learning experiences. From 2020 onwards all subjects are under the new Junior Cycle.

The following subjects are offered at Junior Cycle in St. David's CBS:

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • German
  • French
  • Business
  • Art
  • Wood Technology
  • Engineering (metalwork)
  • Technical Graphics
  • Music
  • SPHE
  • CSPE
  • PE
  • Wellbeing

CBAs - Classroom Based Assessments:

During second and third year, students complete a Classroom-Based Assessment in each of their subjects. In addition to Classroom-Based Assessments, students complete State Examinations at the end of their three year Junior Cycle and receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement.

CBA calendars 2021-22

2nd years CBA calendar 2021-22

3rd year 2021-22 - CBA dates and information

Further Information for Parents:

Junior Cycle Information Leaflet for Post-Primary Parents

Parents Presentation Part 1 - prepared by JCT

Parents Presentation Part 2 - prepared by JCT

JCT School Contact:

For more information on Junior Cycle at St. David's CBS please contact

our JCT Coordinator Fiona Cosgrave at

Jan 26
TY Go Karting
Jan 26
1st year Parent Teacher Meeting
Feb 09
TY Trip to GoQuest Indoor Adventure
Feb 15
JCT Teacher Cluster Day - school closed for students
St. David’s CBS, Artane, Dublin 5
01 831 5322
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