Junior Cycle


The Department of Education and Skills has introduced a New framework for Junior cycle on a phased basis since September 2014. The Rational underpinning the new Junior Cert is to enable learners to achieve their full potential and to contribute to Ireland’s economic, social and cultural development. As a progressive 21st century school here in St.Tiernan’s we are continuing to work on updating our curriculum and developing the programme we offer at Junior Cycle.


Key Skills  


Working With Others

  • Developing good relationships and dealing with conflict
  • Co-operating
  • Respecting difference
  • Contributing to making the world a better place
  • Learning with others
  • Working with others through digital technology


Staying Well

  • Being positive about learning
  • Being Healthy, Positive and active
  • Being social
  • Being safe
  • Being spiritual
  • Being confident
  • Being responsible, safe and ethical in using digital technology



  • Listening and expressing myself using language
  • Using numbers and data
  • Performing and presenting
  • Discussing and debating
  • Using technology to communicate



Managing Myself

  • Knowing myself
  • Making considered decisions
  • Setting and achieving personal goals
  • Being able to reflect on my own learning
  • Using digital technology to manage myself and my learning



Managing Information & Thinking

  • Being curious
  • Gathering recording, organising and evaluating information and data.
  • Thinking creatively and critically
  • Reflecting o and evaluating my learning
  • Using digital technology to access, manage and share content



Being Creative

  • Imagining
  • Exploring options and alternatives
  • Implementing ideas and taking action
  • Learning creatively
  • Stimulating creativity using digital technology



We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum which provides our students with a range of subjects that meet all learning needs.









Technical Graphics


Home Economics

Art, Craft & Design

Business Studies

Computer skills

Religious Education

C.S.P.E. – Civic, Social Science and Political Education

S.P.H.E. – Social,Personal and Health Education

Physical Education

Short Courses.


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