- Junior Certificate Examination. Students are encouraged to take up to seven subjects in the Junior Certificate Examination. Every effort is made to support students through ordinary or foundation level in these subjects.
- Student Profile System. The profile system consists of a series of statements which confirm that the student knows a topic or can perform a skill. Each statement is broken down into a number of short-term goals or learning objectives which describe in greater detail the particular concept or skill that the student has acquired. The Department of Education and Science then accredits these statements.
The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Certificate more accessible to those young people who may find it difficult to engage with the curriculum in school. The programme is a student-centered intervention within the Junior Certificate programme, which attempts to help young people to experience real success and benefit from their time in school, to develop a positive self-image and enjoy the experience of improvement and success. There are two levels of assessment in the Junior Certificate School Programme: