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Post Date: 16 June 2021
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Graphics Exhibition. The JCt4 Graphics team in collaboration with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is proud to showcase the student entries for “The Good Design in Everyday Life” Exhibition. Visit the exhibition at this link.
Post Date: 26 May 2021
JCToday Newsletter May 2021 is now available.
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Post Date: 10 May 2021
Minister for Education Norma Foley and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris have launched a public consultation on a joint National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to 2030.
Have your say and find out how you can contribute to this exciting process by clicking on the following link
The Department of Education's 3rd Edition newsletter on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can viewed by clicking on this link
Post Date: 22 April 2021
The NCCA has recently published revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) for students in second and third year in 2020/2021. These documents can be found here: Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessment (CBAs)
Post Date: 09 March 2021
The Department of Education published on 09th March 2021 guidelines for schools entitled “Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning - Junior Cycle 2021”. The guideline documents can be found here:
Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning – Junior Cycle 2021
Guidelines for Schools on Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning – Junior Cycle 2021 issued by the Department of Education on March 9th state that the school will issue a School Report detailing the learning achievements of the student. Each school has the autonomy to choose the format of the school report that will be used and issued to students. Relevant supports for reporting can be found at this link: Reporting/NCCA
The Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines have been updated to support schools as they continue to plan and develop junior cycle Wellbeing programmes. The updated 2021 Guidelines can be found at this link:
Wellbeing Guidelines for Junior Cycle | NCCA
Post Date: 23 November 2020
Latest DES circular 0076/2020 regarding Junior Cycle was published on 18th November 2020 - Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school year 2020/21.
Post Date: 18 November 2020
Information regarding Junior Cycle CPD supports for schools and teachers 2020/2021, including details of subject CPD online cluster days can accessed with the following links.
JCT CPD Supports 2020/2021
Online Subject Cluster Day Information Leaflet
Post Date: 04 November 2020
The themes for CBA 1: From Process to Realisation 2020/21 can be found on www.curriculumonline.ie and here.
Food Literacy Skills Examination Assignment Briefs are now available on www.examinations.ie or here.
SEC sample papers for Final Assessment are now available for the following subjects:
Mathematics Higher Level
Mathematics Ordinary Level
Post Date: 25 September 2020
The JCT Whole-School Team has repurposed 24 of the existing teaching and learning strategies for students and teachers in the physically distanced classroom and for students engaging with online learning from home. They are available for download in PDF format here.
Report on early enactment of Junior Cycle Business Studies and Science published by the NCCA. Click here...
Post Date: 16 September 2020
Chief Examiner’s Report
The SEC have published Junior Cycle Examination 2019 Chief Examiner’s Reports for Science, click here... and Business Studies, click here...
Post Date: 10 December 2019
JCT in Conversation with Parents
“JCT in Conversation with Parents” video is available here...
It is found on the Communication with Parents page of the Leadership section of jct.ie, here..., along with many other resources to support schools communicating Junior Cycle to parents.
Post Date: 01 October 2019
How are we equipping our young people to flourish in The Fourth Industrial Revolution? The role of creativity in the Junior Cycle Classroom
Article by Fiona O’Brien, Team leader for School Leadership, Junior Cycle for Teachers here...
Post Date: 27 May 2019
The Webinar "Guidance Related Units of Learning" is now available online here...
The Webinar "Exploring Other Areas of Learning in Junior Cycle" is now available online here...
Post Date: 13 December 2018
Special Schools and Further Education Sector
JCAD Handbook and User Guide
Post Date: 03 December 2018
Please find attached a handbook and appendices for schools to assist in the issuing of the JCPA
The handbook also contains the following:
Appendix 1 - Checklist
Appendix 2 - Logos and Signatures
Appendix 3 - Privacy Notice and Consent Forms
Appendix 4 - Samples of JCPAs for 2018
Please complete Appendix 2 should you wish to submit or update your school crest or signatures by Wednesday the 5th December, 2018.
(Please note, only Principal and Year Head signatures can appear on the JCPA). Vice/Deputy Principal or Co-Ordinator will not appear on the JCPA.
Please note that the administration grant to support schools with production of the JCPAs will also issue in the coming days.
Should you have any queries please email email@example.com. Please ensure you quote your school name and roll number in all correspondence”.
Post Date: 27 September 2018
Enhancing Teacher Professional Collaboration Through Junior Cycle Reform
Post Date: 14 March 2018
Our recent Leadership for Learning Conference showcased the learning from our ATS2020 Erasmus + project . This short video shows some of the highlights from the day: Video...
Post Date: 12 December 2017
Placing the Student at the Centre of Learning
Post Date: 25 May 2018
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