School Curriculum and Subjects

At Coláiste Bhaile Chláir we offer a range of programmes at both Junior and Senior Cycles, as well as an optional Transition Year. At all stages students take part in classes across a range of courses - some core subjects are studied by all students, while a great deal of flexibility is offered across a full-range of elective subjects.

Students in first year get the opportunity to try all optional subjects for the entire year and following this can make an informed decision as to what interests them the most.


Junior Cycle consists of study over a period of three years where students will develop a range of important skills, while learning vital subject knowledge.


Senior Cycle gives students a chance to further choose their interests and focus on the subjects that they feel will best advise their future career and studies.


Cúnamh Class

At Coláiste Bhaile Chláir we offer Level 2 Learning Programmes for students with a high moderate to low mild general learning disability as part of our Cúnamh unit. A Level 2 Learning Programme (L2LP) is made up of Priority Learning Units and Short Courses. Below by clicking through on the link you will find the Junior Cycle Framework Guidelines, L2LP Guidelines, Short Course Guidelines, and Short Course Assessment Guidelines, and all information required for the L2LP Programme


Junior Cycle (1st - 3rd Year)

As part of junior cycle studies at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, students engage with subjects as listed below. A taster programme is offered to allow students choose a language that interests them most. All students also attend lessons in all chosen subjects below once each week. At the end of first year, students can choose the three subjects that they would like to continue to Junior Certificate level.


Transition Year (Optional)

Transition Year is an optional one-year programme that acts as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. This gives students the chance to play an active role in both their school and local community, as well as gaining valuable work experience and taking part in memorable events such as musicals, trips and development days.

Entry to transition year is based on the admissions policy below. This should be read in conjunction with the school's admission policy.

Senior Cycle

At senior cycle we are also proud to offer a full range of subjects which will result in state certification at the end of 6th year.