St Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla

Junior Cycle


Junior Cycle at SJT focuses on the following:

Learning to Learn

High quality curriculum, teaching and learning and assessments supports students developing greater independence in learning and in meeting the challenges of life beyond school.

Choice and Flexibility

The school's junior cycle programme is bread enough to offer a wide range of learning experience to all and flexible enough to offer choice to meet the needs of the students.

Engagement and Participation

All students experience a high quality inclusive education, characterised by the pursuit of excellence that provides opportunities for students to be creative and innovative.

First Year Subjects

Core Subjects: Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, Business Studies, Science, Geography, History, Religion and French/Spanish
Choose from 2 optional subjects: Art, Home Economics, Music, Technical Graphics and Materials Technology (Woodwork).
Non-examination: A comprehensive Wellbeing curriculum including: P.E., Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Guidance.

Second & Third Year

  • Subjects selected in Second Year will have been studied in First Year
  • Business Studies is optional after First Year
  • Students are then required to select two subjects from the following: Business Studies, Art, Home Economics, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Woodwork) and Music.

General Information Leaflet for Parents

Tulla, Co. Clare, V95TY26
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