Junior Cycle

Is the Junior Certificate changing?

Yes, from 2014 a new Junior Cycle will be phased in.  You can find out more details on www.juniorcycle.ie/

On 31 August 2015, Minister O'Sullivan published A Framework for Junior Cycle 2015.

What subjects are covered in the current Junior Cycle?

Information on all subjects is given in detail on the NCCA website


Address: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), 24 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, DD2 KH36.

Phone: (01) 661 7177 Fax: (01)  661 7180

Where can I access support services?

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT)

Website: www.jct.ie

National Co-ordinator for Languages:

[English, English as an Additional Language, French, German, Spanish, Jewish Studies]

Address: Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, County Meath. C15 RK03

Phone:+353 (0)46 9078382 Fax:+353 (0)46 9078385

National Co-ordinator for Maths and Sciences:

[Junior Science, Home Economics, Mathematics]


Address: Limerick Education Centre, 1st Floor, Parkway House, Parkway Centre, Dublin Road, Limerick.

Phone:+353 (0)61 437999 Fax:+353 (0)61 419907

National Co-ordinator for Business and Enterprise:

[Business Studies]

Address: Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, County Meath, C15 RK03.

Phone:+353 (0)46 907 8382 Fax:+353 (0)46 907 8385

National Co-ordinator for Cultural and Environmental subjects/programmes:

[History, Geography, Civil Social and Political Education, Art/ Craft/ Design, Music, Greek, Latin, Classical Studies]

Address: County Wexford Education Centre, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Y21 T271.

Phone:+353 (0)53 923 9121 Fax:+353 (0)53 923 9132

Junior Certificate SchoolProgramme Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

E-mail: jcsp@pdst.ie

Website: www.jcsp.ie or www.jcspliteracy.ie

Address: Blackrock Education Centre, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, A96 EW01.

Phone: +353 (0)1 236 5021 

Where can I find information on the examinations?

Information on all elements of the examinations is available on the State Examinations Commission’s website and can be found here:

Where can I find past papers for the examinations?

Past papers can be found in the examination archive on the State Examinations Commission website

Where can I find further information on examinations?

For information relating to:

please refer to above links or the following link: www.examinations.ie/schools

For information relating to:

please refer to the above links or the following link:www.examinations.ie/examination information

For information relating to:

please refer to the above links or the following link:  www.examinations.ie/candidates

Where can I find contact numbers for the State Examinations Commission?

Exam Entries

+353 (0)90 6442702
+353 (0)90 6442703
+353 (0)90 6442706

Examinations Superintendents and Centres

+353 (0)90 6442791
+353 (0)90 6442792
+353 (0)90 6442793

Finance Unit

+353 (0)90 6442802
+353 (0)90 6442799

Leaving Cert Applied

+353 (0)90 6442725
+353 (0)90 6442726

Oral Examinations

+353 (0)90 6442741
+353 (0)90 6442742

Practical Examinations including LCVP

+353 (0)90 6442749
+353 (0)90 6442750

Press Office

+353 (0)90 6442777
+353 (0)90 6442851

Reasonable Accommodations

+353 (0)90 6442781
+353 (0)90 6442783

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