Junior Cycle

At Junior Cycle, Laurel Hill Secondary School offers the following subjects to all students. Irish, English and Mathematics each require a minimum of 240 hours of timetabled student engagement. All other subjects, including History, require a minimum of 200 hours of timetabled student engagement that includes teaching, learning and assessment activities. To facilitate learning and implementation of formative assessment, the minimum class period of 40 minutes is adhered to. Some subjects are facilitated to acquire double class periods.

Core Subjects

  • Irish (minimum 240 hrs)
  • English (minimum 240 hrs)
  • Maths (minimum 240 hrs)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • French
  • RE


400 hrs for 1st Years from September 2022

  • Social Personal Health Education (SPHE- Short Course)
  • Civics Social Political Education (CSPE – Short Course)
  • Physical Education (PE – Short Course)

Option Subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Graphics
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Visual Art

Please note that examples as set out in the NCCA Guideline for Wellbeing in Junior Cycle and include areas such as Guidance, school-provided course/units that address aspects of wellbeing, elements of other subjects that are clearly linked to wellbeing, school initiatives and relevant courses and units developed by outside agencies and organisations.

Laurel Hill Secondary School

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South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland.

Telephone: +353 (0)61 319383