Core Subjects

All students will study the Core subjects below. (Exceptions can be made for students with language exemptions).

These include Junior Cert and Wellbeing subjects. You can find more detailed subject choice information on the BGS Guidance website.

Junior Cert Exam Subjects
  • English
  • Irish (JC Short-Course for exempt students)
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • C.S.P.E (Civic, Social and Political Education)*
  • Coding*
    *Short Courses for JCPA assessment
Wellbeing Subjects
  • Physical Education
  • S.P.H.E. (Social, Personal and Health Education)
  • Religious Education
  • Guidance
  • Philosophy

Choice Subjects

Students choose 3 Elective subjects from the list below

  • Art
  • Music
  • Materials Technology (Woodwork)
  • Technical Graphics
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Languages: French, Spanish, German
  • Exempt from languages? Based on student interests, there will be an alternative subject option for students

Further information on our ‘choice’ subjects can be found on our Guidance site.