Christ King Girls' Secondary School

Junior Cycle


The new Junior Cycle features newly developed subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting.

More information can be found at the following sites:

This is an exciting time as the Junior Cycle is going through huge changes.
We held a meeting in April 2018 for 1st and 2nd year parents to inform them of some changes happening in both learning and assessment for our students.

Entrance Assessment and Formation of Class

All students who have been offered a place will be assessed in the January prior to entry. There are five mixed ability classes in each Year; A, B, C, D and E. This assessment is not an examination in the competitive sense; it is merely to help to arrange the students in classes of mixed ability and to identify any student who may need extra help.

After October mid-term, in Second Year students will be set in Higher or Ordinary Level Mathematics classes on the basis of

  • Teacher's assessment
  • Tests during First Year
  • Development of moral and spiritual growth through Religious Education.
  • Development of emotional and social growth through Social, Personal and Health Education and Wellbeing.
  • Development of physical growth through Physical Education.
  • Development of artistic growth through Speech and Drama, Choir and Art.
  • Development of a critical sense throughout.

It is recommended that all students study a modern language in the interest of balance and career options.


The following subjects are compulsory for all students at Junior Cycle:
English, Irish, Mathematics, French, History, Geography, Religious Education and CSPE (Civic, Social & Political Education).

Students choose three further subjects from the list below:

  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • German
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Technical Graphics

We always endeavour to ensure that every single student gets the opportunity to study any three subjects that she wishes.
The syllabus/specifications for each subject is prescribed by the Department of Education and Science.

Our wellbeing programme at Junior Cycle consists of PE, SPHE (Social Personal Health Education), Drama & Dance.

Methods of Assessment

  • Regular assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Christmas and summer examinations followed by reports (1st and 2nd).
  • Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Assessment Task in 3rd year.
  • Junior Certificate Examination at end of Third Year (Pre exams in February).
28 2018
1st Year Outdoor Pursuits
01 2018
School Holiday
04 2018
Open Night 2018
16 2018
6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
On Thursday 20th September, Jacinta Kitt, renowned author, lecturer and researcher visited the school to present to staff.
Congratulations to TY student Nicole Marinos who is one of our Science superstars!
Past pupil, Saoirse Noonan, who is part of the Cork Ladies Football Squad visited Christ King today ahead of Sundays All-Ireland Final.
We would like to congratulate all of our students who received their Junior Certificate results yesterday. The results were excellent and we are so proud of all of our students. Well done to all the students for their hard work and committment.
Christ King Girls' Secondary School
South Douglas Road,
Co. Cork,

021 496 1448

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