Gorey Educate Together Secondary School

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

The Junior Cycle

The Junior Cycle is a three year programme of study in post-primary school. It aims to develop students’ basic skills and knowledge as a foundation for learning at senior cycle and as an adult later in life. The programme of study offers a range of learning opportunities through subjects (core and options), short courses and other learning experiences which may include extra-curricular activities.

Under the Junior Cycle programme the school is required by the Department of Education & Skills to provide a programme on Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE).

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is the national body responsible for the development of the curriculum and assessment strategies at Junior Cycle. More information about the Junior Cycle programme is available through their website. (Click here)

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is the body responsible for overseeing the Junior Certificate Examinations. It provides general details on its website (Click here) but the school will provide the details to all students at the relevant stages. Each school carries out some of the assessment components and will provide details as relevant.

All of our classes are 1 hour long in duration, which supports our active learning model. We take a team based, ICT mediated approach to learning, with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving as opposed to rote learning for exams.

Key Skills

Our courses are carefully planned around the Key Skills and Statements of Learning of the New Junior Cycle.



May 27
Summer Exams
May 31
Awards Day School and Closes for Summer Holidays.
Jun 05
Junior Certificate Exams start.
Gorey, Co Wexford
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