Junior Cycle Applied Technology


Junior Cycle Applied Technology is a reorganisation of the existing book “Technology for Junior Cert” based on the new “Strands” in the curriculum. If you have the existing book you can still use it. This book is identical in content to the old book. The chapters have just been reordered.



Strand 1: Principles and Practice

Chapters on Drawing and visual communication, Materials, Safety, Tools and Electronic components.

Strand 2: Energy and Control

Chapters on Energy, Electricity, Electronics, Digital Control Systems and Automation and Robotics.

Strand 3: Technology and Society

Chapters on Technology and Society, Inventions and discoveries and Information and communication technology.

Resources for Projects:

Chapters on Assembling projects, Your technology projects and Design and Manufacture.

This publication:

•    Contains up-to-date content based on examination questions.
•    Is age appropriate and visually attrractive, offering the right balance of colour, images  and text.
•    Focuses on design tasks and the application of technologies in projects.
•    Presents the content in manageable “chunks” via worked examples, “Test yourself”, activities and past exam questions for each topic.
•    Includes pleny of practice with sketching and project development, i.e. choosing and combining different materials, tools, processes, mechanisms and circuits to solve real life problems.
•    Provides plenty of practice with carrying out calculations.


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