Junior Cycle


The junior cycle in Clonkeen College is three years long. During this time students will complete curricula in a range of subjects and sit state exams in June of their third academic year.

A range of subjects are offered in Clonkeen at junior cycle level. Some subjects are elective and are chosen in first year to be studied for the duration of the three years.

Mandatory Subjects
English
Irish
Maths
Science
Geography
History
French
Business Studies
Physical Education
Religious Studies
CSPE
SPHE

Elective Subjects
Design & Communication Graphics
Music
Home Economics
Art

A year head is responsible for the academic and social development of the students in the first three years. Each year head works closely with class (form) tutors. These tutors are a point of contact for the students in each class group (around 24 students) and monitor aspects of their school life such as academic progress, behaviour, involvement in extra curricular activities and engagement in our pastoral care programme. The class tutor will get to know each student well and is the primary contact of the school with parents. The tutor is also responsible for delivering the SPHE curriculum.