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Classical Studies

Classical Studies

Classical Studies at junior cycle focuses on the study of the life and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome and of their continuing influence on the world today. This syllabus is for first, second and third year students in post-primary education.

It is assessed by examination at the end of third year at Higher and Ordinary levels.

Classical Studies Guidelines – First Year

Classical Studies Guidelines – Second Year and Third Year  

Note: The current syllabus for Junior Certificate Classical Studies was first examined in 1983. A revised specification that combines the current junior cycle subjects of Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Studies into a single subject called Classics will be taken by first year students from September 2019.

The Junior Certificate Ancient Greek syllabus is available here.

The Junior Certificate Latin syllabus is available here.

The new junior cycle classics specification is available here.