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Post Date: 19 November 2020

The JCT Music Team invites you to our online event "Junior Cycle Music Sample Paper: An Exploration" which will take place on Tuesday 24th November from 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

This event will provide an opportunity to share and facilitate discussion on the State Examinations Commission (SEC) published Music Sample Paper

To pre-register click here

Post Date: 04 November 2020

The Junior Cycle Music Practical Examinations 2021: Memorandum has now been published.

Click here to access the Memoramdum, Circular and all Assessment Paperwork pertaining to the Junior Cycle Music Practical Examinations 2021


Post Date: 02 November 2020

Junior Cycle Sample Papers, Sample Unprepared Tests and Audio files are now released and available for download here



Post Date: 04 November 2020

Many thanks for your engagement during our online event ‘Engaging with Learning Inside and Outside the Junior Cycle Music Classroom’ on Monday, 02nd November.


Post Date: 16 September 2020

In supporting our music teachers and school leaders in keeping our young people safe, here is an infographic on 'How to Play it Safe' in our music classrooms. Click here

Post Date: 09 September 2020

1. Revised Arrangements for the completion of Classroom-Based Assessments, click here

2. Return to School Guidance for Practical Subjects in Post-Primary Schools and Centres for Education, click here

3. Assessment Arrangements for the 2021 State Examinations, click here

Post Date: 24 August 2020

Welcome back to what continues to be uncertain times for all of us in education. We will continue to support you, to liaise on your behalf and through our mailing list will keep you abreast of all developments pertaining to Junior Cycle Music. To sign up to our mailing list, click here

Post Date: 04 March 2020

For our webinar entitled: 

“Collaborate – Create – Reflect: Inside and Outside the Classroom” 

Click here

Post Date: 26 February 2020

For our DLT workshops entitled 'Create Music Using Digital Learning Technologies in Junior Cycle Music', click here


Post Date: 24 August 2020

To referesh ideas for creating music in your classroom, check out our webinar from April 2019 entitled Creating and Exploring in Junior Cycle Music, link here

Some more ideas can be found on our powerpoint from the 2019 PPMTA National Conference entitled Keeping the Conversation Going, link here

Resources on developing students’ understanding of how to create music can be found here


Post Date: 24 August 2020

For our Planning for Learning using our Learning Outcomes video, click here