• Junior Cycle

We, at Loreto Balbriggan, expect pupils to aim for high academic standards. We are proud of producing consistently excellent examination results. We offer a curriculum that is balanced, integrated and stimulating. The school is continually reviewing and adapting its curriculum to the educational requirements of a changing world.

 

Junior Cycle Programme

Loreto Secondary School is currently in the process of phased transition from the older Junior Certificate Programme to the new Junior Cycle Programme, as outlined in The Framework for Junior Cycle, 2015. The last of the subjects to be phased in will be recorded on the JCPA in autumn 2022. The teaching, learning, assessment and reporting activities that take place in the revised Junior Cycle programme encompass a wider range of activities, a new balance between the development of skills and competences and the development of students’ knowledge. More info …

Information for Parents Presentation (Part 1) (Part 2). Synopsis of learning aims and classroom implications (Courtesy of Dr. Mark Fennell, NUI Maynooth)

We, at Loreto Balbriggan, expect pupils to aim for high academic standards and are proud of producing consistently excellent examination results. Many of our students have received scholarships over the years. We offer a curriculum that is balanced, integrated and stimulating. The school continues to adapt itself to the educational requirements of a changing world and our curriculum is constantly under review. Students coming into first year take core and optional subjects. Currently, our students take any 4 optional subjects.

Core Subjects Optional Subjects
Irish Art
English Business
Mathematics French
Religion German
Physical Education Home Economics
Social, Political & Health Education Music
Civic, Social & Political Education Science
History Technology
Geography
Form Class

 All subjects at Junior and Senior cycle are offered subject to personnel and resources being available.