CSPE is a compulsory subject at Junior Cycle, taught in one forty minute class per week.
The subject is about understanding our community, our society and the wider world, how each of these work and how we can make them better.
Student gets an opportunity to think about and take action on questions such as

  • What it means to be an active citizen
  • How to get involved in their community
  • How to make a difference
  • What are human rights
  • How to play a part in protecting the environment.

The Junior Certificate examination consists of a written exam worth 40% and a report on an action project worth 60%.