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At Balla Secondary School students study seven core subjects and three optional subjects for Junior Certificate.

CORE EXAMINATION SUBJECTS

Irish, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, CSPE

CORE NON EXAMINATION SUBJECTS

Physical Education, Games, Religion, Digital Media, Choir, SPHE

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

French, German, Business Studies, Music, Home Economics, Art, Materials Technology (Wood), Technical Graphics

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS TASTER PROGRAMME

At Balla Secondary School all incoming first year students have the opportunity to complete a 2/3 week ‘taster programme’ in each optional subject before they make a final choice for their Junior Certificate.

LEARNING SUPPORT/SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

Balla Secondary School has a policy of integration and inclusion for all students. The school provides a comprehensive learning support programme with a number of learning support teachers and special needs assistants being employed. The education support team liaises with the Department of Education, the psychological services and all relevant outside agencies in order to maximise the potential of all students.

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