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

Core Subjects + Elective Subjects

Students choose 3 Elective subjects for the list below

Choose 1 subject from each of the option groups (ABC) below eg. French, Home Economics and Music

Option A
  • French
  • Spanish OR
  • Alternative subject for students exempt from languages (tbc)
Option B
  • Home Economics
  • Art
  • Technical Graphics
  • German
    Business Studies
  • Materials Technology (Wood)
Option C
  • Music
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Materials Technology (Wood)