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Post Date: 18 March 2021

Department of Education issued 'Returning to School Guidance for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Post-primary Students)'

"Teachers should consider how best to continue to use online learning platforms to support and embed the keyskills of Junior Cycle'

Post Date: 14 September 2020

You may find this infographic useful in the Visual Art classroom – find here


Post Date: 02 November 2020

The Visual Art themes for From Process to Realisation (CBA 1) 2020/2021 have been issued this morning on you can find them  here


Post Date: 07 September 2020

The Brief for Classroom-Based Assessment 2 and the state-certified Final Assessment for JC Visual Art 2021 and the accompanying Circular S30/20 has been issued on    ...and on





Post Date: 25 August 2020

The following documents and publications will be of interest to teachers of Junior Cycle Visual Art.

Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021 can be found here . Information relating to Junior Cycle Visual Art can be found on page 74.


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 & Centres for Education can be found here.  Information relating to Junior Cycle Visual Art can be found on page 3 and 4.

Post Date: 25 August 2020

The Visual Art team would like to  notify you of our most recent webinar A Focus On Developing Work In The Visual Art Classroom broadcast on Wednesday 22nd April. A recording of the webinar and all resource materials are available in the Elective Workshop tab in the CPD supports section on


Post Date: 04 September 2019

A recording of our webinar ‘Classroom-Based Assessment 2 and the Final Assessment  in Visual Art’ (broadcast on Tuesday, September 3rd 2019) can be found in CPD Supports (Elective Workshops) in the Visual Art section of the JCT website.



Post Date: 19 March 2019

A recording of our webinar ‘A focus on research and exploration in the Visual Art Classroom’ (broadcast on Tuesday, March 26th) can be found in the Visual Art section of 

Post Date: 07 December 2018

As you may be aware under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new EU rules surrounding Data Protection came into effect on the 25th May 2018.  Because of this Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) are required to ensure that all data held must be fairly obtained and processed. 

To this end we are now requesting that if you wish for your contact details to be included on the new Visual Art mailing list, you will need to re-subscribe. To continue hearing from JCT Visual Art about our supports for teachers please re-subscribe using this link

We would like to reassure you that your details will be securely stored by JCT and will be used only by way of informing you of relevant JCT activities and supports. 

Post Date: 02 November 2020