St. Killian's College

Junior Cycle

1st Year 2022/23 Subjects:

All 1st year students will study English, Irish (unless exempt), Maths, Science and History.

They must choose 5 options subjects from the following list:


Business Studies

Wood Technology





Home Economics


Junior Cycle Parent Guide: Information Booklet for parents 2022 2023 JCT.pdf

Junior Cycle Key Skills

Being Literate

  • Developing my understanding and enjoyment of words and language
  • Reading for enjoyment and with critical understanding
  • Writing for different purposes
  • Expressing ideas clearly and accurately
  • Developing my spoken language
  • Exploring and creating a variety of texts, including multi-modal texts

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

Staying Well

  • Being healthy and physcally active
  • Being sopcial
  • Being safe
  • Being spiritual
  • Being confident
  • Being positive about learning
  • Being responsible, safe and ethical in using digital technology

Managing Information and Thinking

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

Being Numerate

  • Expressing ideas mathematically
  • Estimating, predicting and calculating
  • Developing a positive disposition towards investigating, reasoning and problem-solving
  • Seeing patterns, trends and relationships
  • Gathering, interpreting and representing data
  • Using digital technology to develop numeracy skills and understanding

Being Creative

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

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


  • Using language
  • Using numbers
  • Listening and expressing myself
  • Performing and presenting
  • Discussing and debating
  • Using digital technology to communicate
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New Inn,
Co. Galway,

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