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Post Date: 05 October 2020


Webinar, Wednesday 4th of November at 7.30 pm, titled 'Planning for Learning using Learning Outcomes'. Register here



SEC have published Guidelines for Junior Cycle Home Economics Food Literacy Skills Circular 2021. Click here



Home Economics Webinar, Thurs 8th October at 5 pm; titled 'Supporting students as owners of their own learning, CBA 2 and beyond'.

Resources available here.

Post Date: 24 September 2020


The JCT Home Economics team have collaborated with the CCPC to develop an online interactive Unit of Learning Me and My Money.

More information here


New Supports

  • A short video clip with key messages from Returning to school: Guidance on learning and school programmes for post-primary school leaders and teachers July 2020, click here.
  • Classroom posters to assist students in staying safe in our Food Studies Practical Lessons, click here.


Post Date: 25 August 2020

Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021 can be found here… Junior Cycle Home Economics can be found on pg. 82.


NCCA revised arrangements for the completion of CBAs for students in 3rd Year in 2020/2021 can be found here.


Return to School Guidance for Practical Subjects in Post Primary Schools and Centre for Education can be found here… Home Economics on pg. 11-13 

Post Date: 24 August 2020

Welcome back to what continues to be uncertain times for us all in education. We will continue to support you and keep you abreast of all developments penetrating to Junior Cycle Home Economics.

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Post Date: 12 May 2020

A recording of the latest JCT Home Economics Webinar entitled ‘Supporting Student Reflection in Junior Cycle Home Economics’ is now available. Click here to view. 

Post Date: 17 January 2020

Home Economics Updates January 2020 


NCCA Update  

Examples of Junior Cycle First Year student work have been published by the NCCA on www.curriculumonline.ie, click here  


Key Documents for CBA1: Creative Textiles  

Junior Cycle Home Economics Guidelines for the Classroom-Based Assessments, January 2019, click here  

Information regarding CBA1 can be found on pages 9-16, Features of Quality on page 16.  


Subject Learning and Assessment Review (SLAR) Facilitation Resources  

Resources to support SLAR meetings are available online in CPD Supports under Elective Workshops, click here  


CPD 2019-20 Resources  

Resources to support CPD 2019-20 can be found in the Home Economics section of jct.ie in CPD Workshops 2019/20, click here   

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CPD Workshops  

Cluster Day  

CPD 2019-20 will continue until the 12th March 2020. Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled device to access the Assessment Guidelines.  A set of headphones may also be useful.    


Elective  Workshops  

STE(A)M workshops   

STE(A)M in Junior Cycle is a cross curricular CPD initiative which explores interdisciplinary responses to societal challenges in both subject specific and cross curricular contexts.  The STE(A)M in Junior Cycle initiative is about exploring ways of developing the capacity of our students to become the solution generation in a changing world.  Click here for further details on venues and registration   



Save the date – JCT Home Economics will host a webinar on Thurs 2nd of April 2020 at 18:15-19:15, more details to follow.