Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement: Special Assembly to mark the occasion for TY students

Junior Cycle
NEWS / 18 December 2017

This month marks another small watershed in Irish education when young 16 year old students will receive the first Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement around Ireland. Here in Stratford we are marking this occasion with a school assembly.

This month marks another small watershed in Irish education when young 16 year old students will receive the first Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) around Ireland. Here in Stratford we are marking this occasion with a school assembly where students will receive their individual profile of achievements including the new descriptors for the first new specification, English, results for their Classroom Based Assessments and their own reflections on Other Areas of Learning.

These descriptors are:

Distinction 90 to 100 %
Higher Merit 75 to 89 %
Merit 55 to 74 %
Achieved 40 to 54 %
Partially Achieved 20 to 39 %
(not graded) 0 to 19 %

Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs)

Students undertook two Classroom-Based Assessments,  one in second year and one in third year. Classroom-Based Assessments in all subjects are specified at a common level. The assessments associated with CBAs cover a broad range of activities, including oral tasks, written work of different types, practical or designing and making tasks, artistic performances, scientific experiments, projects or other suitable tasks, depending on the subject in question.

Classroom Based Assessment Descriptors:

Exceptional
Above Expectations
In Line with Expectations
Yet to Meet Expectations

Other Areas of Learning

The JCPA  also includes students’ own reflections on their learning over the last three years. These reflections are based on school related activities and key skills and are an insight into how students have developed these skills over the course of the Junior Cycle experience.

See here for more details. 

Ms Patricia Gordon

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