Junior Cycle Cirriculum

Junior Cycle Curriculum

The Junior Certificate and Junior Certificate Schools Programme are on offer in the College.

Junior Certificate

The Core subjects covered are:

  • Civic, Social & Political Education
  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Personal & Health Education
  • Physical Education 

Students choose from the following subjects after a short period in which they can ‘taste’ particular subjects.

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Technical Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Materials Technology (Wood)
  • Metalwork
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Computers 

The choice available from year to year is dependent on student demand and staff availability.

Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP)           

The Junior Certificate School Programme is designed to ensure that young people can benefit from their time in school and enjoy the experience of improvement and success.

The Core subjects covered are:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Personal & Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Leisure & Recreation 

Students choose from the following subjects after a short period in which they can ‘taste’ particular subjects. 

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Technical Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Materials Technology (Wood)
  • Metalwork
  • Religious Education
  • Computers 

The choice available from year to year is dependent on student demand and staff availability.

At Wexford Vocational College the JCSP ensures the students enjoy positive experiences of the Junior Certificate through a creative broad based curriculum.

All students are entered for the Junior Certificate Exam.  The Co-ordinator Ms M. Prendergast, works with the Principal Ms Ryan and a team of teachers to form the JCSP Framework.  Through this framework, a team approach is adopted and a creative curriculum is developed, involving Library time, gardening projects, bodhrán playing, “Make a Book” project, storytelling and dance to name some of the extra- curricular activities which are fitted into the everyday life at the College.

In addition to reinforcing the general aims of the Junior Certificate, the JCSP addresses and prioritises the need to consolidate the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy.  These skills are further enhanced by activities in our J.C.S.P Library.  Particular attention is also given to the Personal and Social Development of the student addressing issues such as life skills and self-esteem.

The Profile

Student progress is monitored through the student Profiling System.  Achievement is acknowledged and rewarded throughout the three years. Parents are involved at every stage of the Programme through Information meetings, celebrations of students work and JCSP Award Evenings.

The JCSP promotes teaching methods which are experiential, interactive, relevant and structured for students.  Teachers are constantly devising strategies and initiatives which will enhance the students learning experiences at the college.

Any queries you might have contact M Prendergast J.C.S.P. Co-ordinator at the College.

This programme gives every child the chance to do well.

All the students are entered for the Junior Certificate Examination.

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They get a profile that lists their skills and explains all the things they are good at.

They get a Statement of Achievement from the College.

At the College, we take pride in giving each pupil opportunity to develop his or her talents to the full.