Christ King Girls' Secondary School

Junior Cycle

09-February-18

Key Dates for Junior Cycle Students 2018 - 2019

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October 2018:

On Monday 8th October, we gave a presentation to 2nd and 3rd year parents about the new Junior Cycle. The presentation can be found here:
Parents Presentation 2nd and 3rd Year 2018-2019.pdf

To view the key dates for the New Junior Cycle assessment for 2018 - 2019, please click https://www.ncca.ie/media/3477/junior_cycle_key_dates_2018_2019.pdf

The new Junior Cycle features newly developed subjects and short courses, a focus on key skills, and new approaches to assessment and reporting.

More information can be found at the following sites:

https://www.ncca.ie/en/junior-cycle

https://www.curriculumonline.ie/

This is an exciting time as the Junior Cycle is going through huge changes.
We held a meeting in April 2018 for 1st and 2nd year parents to inform them of some changes happening in both learning and assessment for our students.

Entrance Assessment and Formation of Class

All students who have been offered a place will be assessed in the January prior to entry. There are five mixed ability classes in each Year; A, B, C, D and E. This assessment is not an examination in the competitive sense; it is merely to help to arrange the students in classes of mixed ability and to identify any student who may need extra help.

After October mid-term, in Second Year students will be set in Higher or Ordinary Level Mathematics classes on the basis of

  • Teacher's assessment
  • Tests during First Year
Balance
  • Development of moral and spiritual growth through Religious Education.
  • Development of emotional and social growth through Social, Personal and Health Education and Wellbeing.
  • Development of physical growth through Physical Education.
  • Development of artistic growth through Speech and Drama, Choir and Art.
  • Development of a critical sense throughout.

It is recommended that all students study a modern language in the interest of balance and career options.

Content

The following subjects are compulsory for all students at Junior Cycle:
English, Irish, Mathematics, French, History, Geography, Religious Education and CSPE (Civic, Social & Political Education).

Students choose three further subjects from the list below:

  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • German
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Technical Graphics

We always endeavour to ensure that every single student gets the opportunity to study any three subjects that she wishes.
The syllabus/specifications for each subject is prescribed by the Department of Education and Science.

Our wellbeing programme at Junior Cycle consists of PE, SPHE (Social Personal Health Education), Drama & Dance.


Methods of Assessment

  • Regular assessment in each subject throughout the year.
  • Christmas and summer examinations followed by reports (1st and 2nd).
  • Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Assessment Task in 3rd year.
  • Junior Certificate Examination at end of Third Year (Pre exams in February).
Events
Dec
04 2018
2nd year Parent Teacher meeting
Dec
13 2018
School closure: JCT Cluster Day
13-Nov-2018
Buy your tickets online for the upcoming musical, I have a Dream, which will be performed by Transition Year students.
21-Oct-2018
We look forward to Wellbeing Week will take place from 22 - 26th October.
04-Oct-2018
Well done to Medisa Khajavi, TY3 who participated in Culture Night as part of her Climate Ambassador Programme.
25-Sep-2018
Today we celebrated our Opening School Mass in Christ King Church.
Enquire
Contact
Christ King Girls' Secondary School
South Douglas Road,
Cork,
Co. Cork,
Ireland

021 496 1448

Location
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