Castletroy College

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

All students who are offered a place will be arranged in classes of mixed ability. There are seven base classes named Brid, Colm, Deirdre, Fionn, Grainne, Oisin and Padraig.

In Second Year students will be set in Higher or Ordinary Level English, Irish and Mathematics classes on the basis of

  • Teacher's assessment.
  • Tests during First Year.
  • Consultation with Parents.


  • Development of emotional and social growth through Social, Personal and Health Education.
  • Development of physical growth through Physical Education.
  • Development of a critical sense throughout.


The following subjects are compulsory for all students:

Irish, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, CSPE (Civic, Social & Political Education), PE, SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education), ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

In certain cases an exemption from Irish may be obtained from the Department of Education and Science.

All students study a modern language in the interest of balance and career options. French, German and Spanish are offered in first year.

Religious Education is provided for all students.

First Year students experience a sample of the option subjects below and choose two option subjects after the first term.

  • Visual Art
  • Business Studies
  • Materials and Wood Technology
  • Metalwork
  • Technical Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Music

The subject specifications for each subject is prescribed by the Department of Education and Skills.

Methods of Assessment

  • Continuous assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Christmas and Summer house examinations followed by school reports.
  • Classroom Based Assessments in Second and Third Year. (see CBA Calendar)
  • Junior Certificate Examination at end of Third Year (Pre-Junior Certificate exams in January).
04 2023
Second year Greenway Cycle Padraig 2 , Oisin 2 and Grainne 2
04 2023
TY Drumming workshop
04 2023
Senior Hurling v St Colemans in Killmalock
04 2023
Senior girls GAA v Ard Scoil Mhuire Corbally
04 2023
U15 Rugby v PBC
An opinion piece about the future of education and artificial intelligence
Aimee Tobin (TY) interviewed Harry McDermott (TY)
Minister Norma Foley has issued the results date for Junior Cert Exams
Castletroy College,
Co. Limerick,
V94 6D85

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