St. Wolstan's Community School

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

Key Dates for Junior Cycle 2018-2019


C.B.A. 2 [ in class ]

Assessment Task [ in class ]

10% of final JCP grade


Latest date for completion Nov. 30th

Tues. 4th & Wed. 5th Dec. 2018

Business Studies

Nov. 12th - Dec. 7th 2018

Dec. 10th - Dec. 14th 2018


Dec. 7th 2018 - Jan. 25th 2019

Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st 2019

Junior Cycle

In 2014, the new Junior Cycle was introduced into Irish schools. This new Junior Cycle places the student at the centre of the learning process. It allows for new ways of learning and a broader range of skills to be properly assessed.

“Junior Cycle places students at the centre of the educational experience, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives.”

St. Wolstan’s operates a mixed ability system of education. However, at the end of the first year in May all first year students sit common examinations in Irish and Mathematics. Students are allocated to places in higher or ordinary level classes (prior to the summer holidays in first year) according to the record of their attainment. Student tracking evidence is communicated with parents through the established assessments and can be discussed at parent/teacher meetings. Parents who wish to appeal their daughter’s placement must notify the Head of Department prior to the summer holidays.


Currently all pupils study the following core subjects:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Wellbeing (Which includes CSPE, SPHE, Physical Education)

In addition pupils:

Choose either French or Spanish

Pupils also study two option subjects from the following list:

(Student preferences are met where possible, however this may not be possible in all cases.)

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Technology

Religious Education studied as a non examination subject and it encompasses World Religions

It is school policy that students may not drop subjects at Junior Certificate level except in exceptional circumstances.

After Junior Certificate pupils may proceed into either:-

Transition Year

Traditional Leaving Certificate Programme

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

19 2019
1st Year Prayer Service
20 2019
6th Year Higher Options Exhibition
23 2019
6th Year Ecology Trip
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