On entering the College each student is assigned to a Year Head. The Year Head monitors the progress of the student, both academic and social. Parents who are concerned about the progress of their son or who wish routine reports on him are encouraged to contact the Year Head.

In addition, each class group (about 24 students) has a form tutor for their time over the six years in CBC. The tutor is responsible for the pastoral care programme for the group, including areas such as Health Education and Relationships and Sexuality Education. The tutor gets to know each student in the group well and is available to parents to discuss how their son is progressing in the school. The tutor-student relationship is viewed as an important aspect of school life in CBC as the relationship helps the students to develop positive bonds with staff at the college.


Second and Third Year lead to the Junior Certificate and students continue to study the core subjects.  Students also take two of the following range of subjects:

Art, Business Studies, Home Economics, Music, Latin and Technical Graphics.