L1LPs and the senior cycle curriculum It is acknowledged that for some students undertaking L1LPs the period needed to complete their programme will extend beyond junior cycle. Students may choose to focus on some PLUs and short courses in junior cycle and complete the remainder as all or part of their senior cycle programme. Others may have achieved progress in all PLUs at junior cycle and continue to work towards successfully completing them at senior cycle. Like the junior cycle, the senior cycle curriculum is underpinned by eight principles. Again, L1LPs offers one way of delivering on these principles, and ensuring students continue to build on the learning and skills developed at junior cycle while preparing for life beyond school.