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Donegal Town

Junior Cycle Information

Understanding The Junior Cycle

Introduction to Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle: A broad education for your child.

The new junior cycle will place the student at the centre of the learning process. It allows for new ways of learning and a broader range of skills to be properly assessed.

Principles, Key Skills and Statements of Learning

Underpinning the new junior cycle are a set of principles, key skills and statements of learning. These will ensure that your child receives a rich educational experience that has both breadth and depth. Your child will have access to a varied curriculum of knowledge, skills and values.

Eight principles for Junior Cycle:

These eight principles underpin and inform the planning for, as well as the development and implementation of, junior cycle programmes in all schools. The eight principles of Junior Cycle are:

  • Learning to Learn
  • Choice and Flexibility
  • Quality
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Engagement and Participation
  • Continuity and Development
  • Inclusive Education
  • Wellbeing

Information Documents for Junior Cycle

Information for Parents of Post Primary Students
Information for Parents of Primary Students
Information on Junior Cycle Subjects and final exam breakdowns
Information on Assessment and Reporting in Junior Cycle
Classroom Based Assessments Overview
Junior Cycle Parents Presentation AVS

2nd Year CBA Calendar

3rd Year CBA Calendar

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