Candidates may not take any of following subject combinations:
1. Classical Studies and Latin
2. Classical Studies and Greek
3. Science and Science with Local Studies
Composition of the Examination
The examination incorporates written tests in all subjects except Art, Craft and Design. There are optional oral examinations in the subjects Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. There are practical examinations in Art, Craft and Design; Music; Home Economics Metalwork (Higher Level only). There is Practical Course Work in Art, Craft and Design; Materials technology (Wood); Home Economics; Religious Education; Metalwork; Environmental and Social Studies and Civic, Social and Political Education, Technology, Science and Science with Local Studies.
Results of the Junior Certificate examination subjects are given in the form of grades. Each grade represents a percentage range of marks as follows.