Junior Certificate/Cycle

New Junior Cycle

The framework for a new Junior Cycle was announced in 2012, and the new Junior Cycle began with English for all first year students in September 2014, and this was examined for the first time in 2017.

Science and Business Studies were introduced in 2016 and the new curriculum will be examined in 2019.

Irish,Art and Modern Languages were introduced in 2017, and will be examined in 2020.

Subjects will be introduced on the following schedule:

Subject Introduced to first years First recorded on JCPA

Maths, History, Geography, Music and

Home Economics Sept 2018 Autumn 2021

Technology, Classics,

Religious Education Sept 2019 Autumn 2022

The Minister for Education and Skills outlined five principles for the new Junior Cycle:

  1. The need to recognise a wide range of learning
  2. A requirement to considerably reduce the focus on one terminal exam as a means of assessing our students
  3. The necessity to give prominence and importance to classroom based assessment
  4. Greater professional collaboration between teachers to be a feature of our schools
  5. Both parents and students to get a broader picture of each student's learning throughout the whole of junior cycle

Students will receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) which will be a more comprehensive report on all the student's learning and achievements over the three year junior cycle. There will be classroom based assessments and there will be final examinations. The final examinations (at the end of Third Year) will be marked externally by the State Examinations Commission (as are the current Junior Certificate examinations.) Subjects will be introduced on the following schedule:

Further information on each subject can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://curriculumonline.ie

www.ncca.ie

www.jct.ie

Aug
23 2019
6th Years Students only return
Aug
26 2019
1st year students only
Aug
27 2019
TY student and 1st year students return. 8.55 am - 12.15 pm
Aug
28 2019
1st and 3rd year students only. 8.55 am- 12.25 pm
Aug
29 2019
1st,2nd & 5th year students only. 8.55 am - 12.25 pm
23-Jul-2019
Update for Ordinary Level maths
04-Jun-2019
The very best of luck to all our Leaving and Junior Certificate students for the coming weeks.
28-May-2019
Click on the link which will bring you to the 2019 Leaving and Junior Cycle timetables
20-May-2019
Please ensure you are in time and fully equipped for all exams
Enquire
Contact
Rathstewart,
Athy,
Co. Kildare,
R14 DK12,
Ireland


059 863 8215

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