CSPE

Subject Content

The aims of junior cycle CSPE are to develop active citizens with:

  • A sense of belonging
  • A capacity to gain access to information and structures relating to the society in which they live
  • An ability and confidence to participate in democratic society.

Content

Junior Certificate CSPE is studied at Common Level.
The course is based on 7 core concepts:

  • Democracy
  • Law
  • Human rights and responsibilities
  • Human dignity
  • Interdependence
  • Development
  • Stewardship


There are 4 units of study:

  • Unit 1 - The Individual and Citizenship
  • Unit 2 - The Community
  • Unit 3 - The State - Ireland
  • Unit 4 - Ireland and the world