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Junior Certificate

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle Information for Parents pdf

Junior Certificate

Curriculum

Junior Cycle caters for students in the first three years of their post-primary education. (From 12 or 13 years of age until they complete the programme at 15 or 16 years of age)

The junior cycle was introduced on a phased basis between September 2014 and September 2021. It features revised subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting. Schools have more freedom to design junior cycle programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. For students, the junior cycle curriculum available in their schools is a mix of subjects and short courses as well as other learning experiences. In addition to classroom-based assessments, students complete state examinations at the end of their three year junior cycle and receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement.

Classroom-based assessments

During second and third year, students complete a number of Classroom-Based Assessments. In addition to classroom-based assessments, students complete state examinations at the end of their three year junior cycle and receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement.

For a small group of students with special educational needs, priority learning units (PLUs) are provided. These components enable the statements of learning and key skills to become a reality for these students throughout their three-year junior cycle.

Junior Cycle Subject Specifications

Subject specifications

CSPE Specifications

SPHE Specifications

SPHE Information for Parents

PE Specifications

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