Junior Cert Subjects

After the Junior Certificate students have a choice of opting for the traditional Leaving Certificate or Transition Year. Currently the school has two transition year classes and the programme has been very successful in Coláiste Rís. Students choosing to opt for the Leaving Certificate sit down with the guidance counsellor and select the right combination of subjects to fit their own personal needs. We hold evening meetings in the college at which the various options and subjects are presented and explained to parents. The senior cycle timetable is only drawn up when the needs of each student have been established. Each year all Leaving Cert. students take:

In the first three years of study leading to the Junior Certificate we offer our students a wide range of subjects. In the current first year all students study:

  • Mathematics
  • Irish
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Religion
  • C.S.P.E. (Civic, Social and Political Education)
  • P.E.
  • Computers
  • Science
  • S.P.H.E. (Social Personal & Health Education)

We have introduced subject sampling in first year.  All studentss get to choose four subjects from the following five:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Material Technology (Wood)
  • Technical Graphics
  • Home Economics

In addition all students get to choose a language from the following three:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

This range of subjects is very comprehensive and every effort is made to satisfy all students. These options will be given and fully discussed at the First Year Information Night in May so parents can enable their sons and daughters to make an informed decision.