Junior Cycle

At Woodbrook College our students are stimulated by their educational surroundings to become confident, independent learners. We offer a wide-ranging and balanced curriculum, preparing our students for life in the 21st Century.

Our teachers are highly committed and dedicated.  They work closely in a spirit of collaboration, striving for excellence, supporting each student to fulfil their potential. All of our staff endeavour to support this continuously evolving, learning environment. We strive to create a broad educational experience which enables our students to become capable, self-assured, happy young adults.

This is an exciting time in education. We have a clear vision of the environment we are creating. Our students are always at the core of our plans.


Learning together for a better future.


In Woodbrook College we offer our students a wide range of subjects from both our core and options bands. All students are expected to participate in a learning environment that is engaging, interactive and collaborative.

For the Junior Cert, students will study seven core subjects, three optional subjects and three short courses for Wellbeing. Please see interactive table below.

The new Junior Cert will involve a degree of ongoing continuous assessment in school, some internally assessed exams and some externally marked exams.

Much of the focus of assessment will be on “Assessment for Learning” – i.e. Using assessment to guide the students in their learning rather than just producing a final Junior Cert result.

Core Subjects Three Optional subjects from Wellbeing
English Art Physical Education
Irish Business Studies SPHE
Maths French CSPE
History German Tutor
Geography Spanish
Science Home Economics
Religious Education Music
Wood Technology


Please see the Junior Cycle subject booklet for more detail regarding outline of individual subjects.