First year students study all the core subjects in their first year and throughout the Junior Cycle programme. They are offered ‘tasters’ in all eight optional subjects in first year before choosing four subjects which they will remain studying until their Junior Certificate. All subjects are available at higher and ordinary level. In Kilkenny City Vocational School, we pride ourselves on small class sizes so students are supported by our excellent teaching staff in a small, inclusive setting.

Junior Cycle –

Core Subjects

Junior Cycle –

Optional Subjects

English French
Irish Business
Maths Art
ESS Economic Social Studies Woodwork
Religious Education Metalwork
Physical Education Home Economics
SPHE Social Political Health Education Science
CSPE Civic Social Political Education Technical Graphics