Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle

The Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) outlines the curriculum and assessment arrangements that will provide students with learning opportunities that achieve a balance between learning subject knowledge and developing a wide range of skills and thinking abilities. These curriculum and assessment arrangements will promote a focus on active and collaborative learning. In particular, learners will be enabled to use and analyse information in new and creative ways, to investigate issues, to explore, to think for themselves, to be creative in solving problems and to apply their learning to new challenges and situations. Given the changing nature of knowledge, the ease with which students have access to information, and the pace of change in the workplace and the world generally, these competences and skills are critical to the preparation of young people for learning and living.

Subject specifications, heretofore known as syllabuses, and assessment arrangements will be revised on a phased basis to reflect this new balance between subject knowledge and skills. These new subject specifications are being designed to build on current best practices in the system and to support the further development of effective teaching, learning and assessment practice. The inclusion of short courses and other learning experiences in junior cycle programmes also provides a valuable opportunity to broaden students’ learning and skill set.

Here is a link to a video that explains the new junior cycle to parents.

Here is an explainer document from the Department of Education

CBA Calendars

These CBA calendars will help you in supporting the 2nd and 3rd Year students from home.

2nd Year CBA Schedule (2021/2022)

3rd Year CBA Schedule (2021/2022)

Subject Choice

We aim to offer broad subject choice for students. Please click into the document below to understand our protocol around subject choice and change of option subjects.

Protocol on Subject Choice.pdf

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