At Coláiste Fionnchua, we prepare our students for the new Junior Cycle.

The new Junior Cycle is designed to support the kinds of learning experiences that help students connect to and engage positively with learning. Through its breadth and flexibility, it encourages innovation and supports creative learning in the classroom. In moving away from a focus on a final centrally provided examination, it re-positions assessment where research tells us it matters most – in classrooms. It also facilitates schools in ensuring that literacy, numeracy and key skills are embedded in the learning taking place.

We make sure that every student is able to maximise their potential by offering a flexible range of subjects, as well as a range of specially designed short course and recognition of wider school achievement. The new Junior Cycle leads to a State Exams Commission awarded Profile of Achievement after the three-year programme.

All learning is underpinned by integrated Keys Skills. Key Skills help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to face the many challenges in today’s world. They also support students in learning how to learn and to take responsibility for their own learning.


Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, French or German, Science, History, Wellbeing (CSPE, SPHE, Guidance and PE).



Applied Sciences
Technical Graphics, Materials Technology – Wood Materials, Technology – Metal, Home Economics.

The Arts
Art, Music.

Social Sciences

Business Studies.

Short Courses
Coding, Physical Education, Wellbeing.

Non-Examinable Subjects
Religious Education.