Junior Cycle & Eurocampus
(1st – 3rd year | 7th – 9th class)
Junior Cycle (lower secondary education) is a three-year programme for students in 1st – 3rd year (7th – 9th class). As a state recognised Secondary School we follow the curricula prescribed by the Department of Education and Science for the Junior Certificate.
What makes the Junior Cycle at St. Kilian’s special is that we share classes with the Lycée Français d’Irlande in the subjects English, Geography, History, SPHE, Art, PE, CSPE and Irish. Those students who have enrolled in the Lycée section of the Eurocampus will sit the French Junior Cycle examination Diplôme national de brevet (DNB) as well as the Irish Junior Certificate. This gives them the choice of then either continuing their education within the Irish system in St.Kilian’s, or of working towards the French Baccalauréat in the Senior Cycle of the Lycée.
Subjects taught in Junior Cycle
Compulsory subjects: English, Computer Studies, Irish, German, Maths, History, Geography, SPHE (Social, Personal & Health Education), German History and Literature, Science, Art, PE (Physical Education), CSPE (Civic, Social & Political Education).
Elective subjects: Students can choose between Business Studies and French.
The majority of subjects taught are assessed as part of the Junior Certificate Examination. However, the Junior Cycle also includes a number of subjects that are an important part of the curriculum, but are not formally assessed in this way, such as PE and SPHE.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the Junior Certificate.