Coola Post Primary School Riverstown, Co.Sligo

Junior Cycle subjects

Pupils take a total of Twelve subjects for Junior Cert examination from the list below. All students take English, Irish, Maths, Science, French, Geography, History & C.S.P.E..

They choose three subjects from the following group:-

Materials Technology Metal, Technical Graphics, Music, Art. Materials Technology Wood, Business Studies, Home Economics.

Religious Education is optional.

Every assistance is given by our teachers to help students match their subject choice with their particular talents. On enrolment dates pupils will be asked to nominate their subject choices in order of preference. Every effort is made to give pupils their first choices but, in some cases, a child may get a second choice subject. Where more than twenty-four students request a position in a practical class, names will be drawn at random to fill that particular class.


The new Junior Cycle curriculum has been implemented in Coola Post Primary since September 2014. Our students study the new Junior Cycle programme in English, Science and Business Studies with Irish, French, Art and Well-Being being introduced in September 2017. For parents wishing to find out more information about the new Junior Cycle programme please click here.


Here is a complete list of Junior Cycle subjects:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Project Maths
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science
  • French
  • Business
  • Materials Technology Metal
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Technical Graphics
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • C.S.P.E.*(Civic, Social & Political Education)
  • S.P.H.E.**(Social, Personal & Health Education)
  • Computers**
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education**

* With the exception of C.S.P.E., which has a common level, all subjects are offered at Higher Level, Ordinary Level or Foundation Level where applicable. 

** Non-exam subject

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