Junior Cycle


Our Junior Cycle Programme

Junior Cycle students in Ballymakenny College complete up to ten subjects at Junior Cycle level.

All students study the following core subjects:

  • English, Irish, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Modern Foreign Language, SPHE, CSPE, Ethical Education.

All students in First Year undertake a "Taster" option of six optional subjects in their first term. Students then select 2 Optional subjects to continue studying:

  • Music, Technology, Technical Graphics, Home Economics, Art, Business Studies.

At the end of the Taster Options students complete a Subject Options form with their parent(s)/guardian and choose their subjects in order of preference. Students often decide to pick a subject because their friend has chosen the same subject. We would prefer if students pick the subject that they enjoy and participate most effectively in.

*While every effort will be made to facilitate students in their choice of subject, your child's first preference cannot be guaranteed.


The following letters provide you with key date information for Second and Third Year CBA's in 2018.

CBA's (Classroom Based Assessments) and AT (Assessment Tasks) take place during the school year. Parents/Guardians are advised that students should not be removed from school during the periods of the CBA's and Assessment Tasks.

Letter to parents of Second Year 2018.

Letter to parents of Third Year 2018.

Junior Cycle Framework
Junior Cycle Key Dates
Statements of Learning
Subject Information Leaflets

23 2019
Christmas Holidays
20 2020
School Closed
04 2020
School Closed
17 2020
February Mid Term
16 2020
School Closed
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Ballymakenny College,
Ballymakenny Rd
Co. Louth

041 9802459

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