The curriculum offered at Archbishop McHale College is designed to give each student the opportunity to realise their full potential and to develop their interests and talents. Students experience a broad range of subjects following the content of the curriculum. In our school, teaching methods relate to the students’ lives and experiences thus preparing them for life in the future. 

All subjects are available at both higher and ordinary levels. Our students are grouped in ‘mixed ability’ classes in Junior Cycle and ‘higher’ or ‘ordinary level’ at Senior Cycle.All students are supported to learn and make progress regardless of any additional need they may have.

Junior Cycle 

Archbishop McHale College has embraced all aspects of Junior Cycle reform. The new Junior Cycle places the student at the centre of the learning process. It allows for new ways of learning and a broader range of skills to be assessed. 

The release of the Junior Certificate results by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) in September 2016 marked the end of an era. In the future, Junior Cycle students will receive a new Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA). 

In Archbishop McHale College the Key Skills of the Junior Cycle are embedded into our everyday interactions with students.