All girls make subject option choices before they begin their 1st Year at Ursuline College Blackrock.

Students will study 10 examination subjects at Junior Cycle Level.

This is comprised of 8 Core subjects and 2 Optional Subjects.

The following subjects are compulsory (core subjects)

Examinable Core Subjects

  1. Irish
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. French
  6. History
  7. Geography
  8. Religious Education

All students also take 3 non-examinable Core Subjects as part of the Wellbeing curriculum.

  1. Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
  2. Physical Education (PE)
  3. Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

Optional Subjects

Students are then asked to choose the 3 optional subjects they wish to study. The list of subjects to choose from is outlined below

  1. Business Studies
  2. Home Economics
  3. Music
  4. Art

All girls will be asked to choose 3 subjects in order of preference. The school will endeavour to give every girl their first 2 options, however in some cases, due to the spread of option choices, this may not be possible and girls will be given their 3rd choice option instead.

A copy of the school subject options guidance booklet can be found by clicking here.

Contact Us

Ursuline College Blackrock, Cork, T12HR04

Phone: 021 - 4358012

Email: administration@urscorkb.com

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Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm

Mr Patrick McBeth

Deputy Principal:
Ms Paula Goggin

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