Junior Cert

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Beginning on a phased basis in September 2014, the new junior cycle features revised subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting. Schools have more freedom to design junior cycle programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. 

Classroom-based assessments

During second and third year, students complete a number of Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs) and Assesment Tasks.

For more information on the new Junior Cycle click here.

Larkin Community College offers a Junior Cert programme full of diversity and opportunities. Students will study the following compulsory subjects:

  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Italian or Spanish
  • CSR
  • P-Tech
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

In addition to this all incoming 1st Year students are given the chance to sample all possible option subjects at the start of the Year which include:

  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • Science
  • Woodwork
  • Music
  • Home Economics

This allows students to get a taste of what suits their abilities best and then make an informed decision on which subjects to pursue.

PRIVACY NOTICE - Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Award

For the information of parents/guardians of students who will receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) award in 2023


Click here for the key skills poster


Click here for the powerpoint detailling how to complete the JCPA

Click here for information on the new JCT grading system


For further information on our courses please click on the icons below.