The Junior Cycle

The Junior Cycle Section of our school is divided into 6 classes. The ages of the students range from 12-15 years. The Junior Cycle Programme in Colaiste Eoin focuses around the Level Three and Level Two Learning Programmes (L2LP), which have been designed by the NCCA in line with the National Framework of Qualifications. We endeavour to challenge our students in a way that allows them to reach their full potential but that also allows the student to learn in their own specific way and pace.

The Junior Cycle (JC) Programme has undergone a number of changes over the past few years. The curriculum available in our school is a mix of newly developed subjects and short courses as well as other learning experiences that meet the individual needs of our students. The students’ learning has a significant focus on key skills, new approaches to assessment and reporting, and wellbeing.

It is completed over three years. During 2nd and 3rd year, students complete a number of Classroom Based Assessments (CBA’s) and then sit their State certified examinations at the end of third year.

The core subjects as well as CSPE are taught by each class teachers. Specialist teachers are timetabled to teach Home Economics, Art, PE, IT and Wellbeing (SPHE)

  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Art, Craft & Design

  • Woodwork (not JC examined)
  • PE
  • Digital Media Literacy
  • Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a new area of learning at Junior Cycle. Wellbeing will cross the three years of Junior Cycle (a total of 400 hours of PE, CSPE, SPHE and other discretionary activities) and builds on substantial work already taking place in our school. It will include learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students.

The inclusion of short courses and other learning experiences in JC programmes also provides a valuable opportunity to broaden students learning and skill set. Short courses are offering opportunities for success for those students who find it difficult to demonstrate their learning in written format.

In completing short courses (100 hours per course) students must complete Classroom Based Assessments.

Junior Cycle Assessment is changing to recognise and value the different types of learning that takes place in schools. This allows for a more rounded assessment of the students education and provide them with opportunities to grow and flourish as learners.

The Junior Cycle Profile Achievement (JCPA) gives a rich picture of student progress, learning and achievements across the 3 years of JC. It reports on State Examinations, Classroom Based Assessments, Wellbeing, and Other Areas of Learning.

Language of Reporting

CBA Descriptors


Above expectations

In line with expectations

Yet to meet expectations


SEC Examinations




Higher  Merit






Partially Achieved


Not Graded


Positive Behaviour Incentive Trips and Outings

Each class has positive incentive awards and the children are rewarded for their positive behaviour, homework, attendance, good manners and kindness towards others.

The following are some of the trips and outings:

  • Zoo
  • Cinema
  • Imaginosity
  • Explorium
  • Chocolate Factory
  • Slime factory
  • Tayto Park
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Art Gallery
  • Bray Head
  • Hell Fire club
  • Marley Park/Tymon Park
  • Water Splash
  • The Tivoli Pantomime

Useful Links for Scoil Eoin Parents and children

Below you will find a list of just some of the websites that we in Scoil Eoin have found useful.



Dolch List


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