The Junior Cycle Programme
Planning for the new Junior Cycle
The gradual introduction of the new Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA), is a process that will not be completed until 2022
The new JC will see changes in every syllabus to incorporate certain key skills and statements of learning. Methods of assessment and certification will also change gradually. One of the greatest challenges will be moving from summative to formative based assessment.
New syllabi will be introduced into First Year as follows:
|September 2016||Science & Business Studies|
|September 2017||Irish, Modern Foreign Languages & Art, Craft & Design|
|September 2018||Home Economics, Music, Maths, History & Geography|
|September 2019||Technology Subjects – Materials Technology & Technical Graphics|
All students study the following subjects to examination level:
|5. French or German*|
* Except those in receipt of a DES exemption
Students will choose four subjects from amongst the following for examination:
- Business Studies
- Home Economics
- Materials Technology (Wood)
- Technical Graphics
- Visual Art
The following non-examination subjects must also be taken by all students:
Religion, Physical Education, SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education) incorporating Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE), Guidance, Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) and Wellbeing.
The school’s capacity to offer subjects will depend on the resources available to the school and the level of demand for that subject in any particular year. The BOM reserves the right to amend these provisions on an annual basis.