Students who entered 1st Year in September 2015 are doing the new English course and Business and Science were introduced for 1st Years in 2016
Irish/Modern Languages/Visual Art
New subject comprising of CSPE/SPHE and PE plus others –initially 300 hours over 3 years moving to 400 .
Subject specifications are online at http://www.curriculumonline.ie
Across all subjects and across the school students should be given the opportunity to master 8 key skills and meet 24 statements of learning
Between 8 and 10 as well as CSPE, SPHE and PE
Between 8 and 10 subjects in addition to Wellbeing (PE/SPHE/PE). Students studying less than 10 subjects can also do short courses
Activities that students are involved in that fit in with the 8 key skills and 24 statements. E.g. If SPHE is not done as a short course, it is categorised as another area of learning
This is a Classroom Based Assessment. It allows students demonstrate skills ad concepts and their ability to apply them in ways that may not be possible in standard exams.
Two, one in 2nd Year and one in 3rd Year
No, some subjects where the creation of an item for correction is part of the exam e.g. Woodwork/Metalwork/Art, the second CBA will be linked to this project work.
In class time and within a time frame set down nationally
The teacher in question
Meeting of subject teachers to discuss the work of students and agree a standard. It takes place after the Classroom Based Assessment (CBA)
Practical subjects that have produced a project for correction by the State exams commission
Work completed prior to the main exam –done in class time but sent away with the final exam
No exam will be over 2 hours in duration
Only Irish/English/Maths will have Higher and Ordinary
The Junior Certificate is changing and will now be called the Junior Cycle.
As part of these changes the certification is also changing, as well as receiving an official certificate containing just your JC results, you will be receiving a Junior Cycle Certificate Profile of Achievement(JCPA) which will contain your State Certified Final Examination results, your Classroom Based assessment descriptors and a section called “Other Areas of Learning”
It will look like this: -
You can have an input into what goes into the ‘Other Area of Learning?’ section of this Profile of Achievement. But the most important thing to remember is that Other Areas of learning must be school related-
So it happened here;
Or while you were representing Kilkenny College while wearing a variation of this;
You now need to think about things that could be included as an ’Other Area of Learning.’
You should write your OAL statement in the third person like this;
John/Joan played on the Badminton team, do NOT use “I” played on the Badminton team.
We also need teacher references for your OALS (eg) Mr O’Keeffe, Ms Slater, Mr Rossiter.
You now must state the skills you learned while completing these OALs;
Use the Key skills and Statements of Learning Handout to help you reflect on the skills you learned.
Examples of how other students combined their achievements with Key Skills and Statements of Learning
1stOther area of Learning:- ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________Teacher Reference:- __________________________________________________________
2ndOther area of Learning:- ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3rd Other Area of Learning:- _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Teacher Reference:- __________________________________________________________
4th Other Area of Learning:- _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Teacher Reference:- __________________________________________________________
5thOther Area of Learning:- ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Teacher Reference:- __________________________________________________________