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

Oct 25
Mid-term Break
Nov 03
TY trip to Carlingford
Nov 03
3rd year Parent Teacher Meeting
Nov 10
TY trip to Causey Farm
St. David’s CBS, Artane, Dublin 5
01 831 5322
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