The Junior Cycle is a three year programme of study in post-primary school. It aims to develop students’ basic skills and knowledge in key areas of development as a foundation for learning for life beyond school. The programme of study offers a range of learning opportunities through subjects (core and options), short courses and other learning experiences, including community initiatives and extra-curricular activities. At New Cross College, our Junior Cycle / JCSP Programmes run simultaneously.
The Junior Cycle Programme at New Cross College is packed with lots of add-on activities – field trips, creative writing workshops, readathons and sporting activities. We hope you enjoy the programme and in keeping with our commitment to student voice and parental participation we would welcome your feedback.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is the national body responsible for the development of the curriculum and assessment strategies at Junior Cycle. A lot of general information about the Junior Cycle in all schools is available through its website.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is the body responsible for overseeing the Junior Certificate Examinations. It provides general details on its website (see Link below) but the school will provide the details to all students at the relevant stages. Each school carries out some of the assessment components and will provide details as relevant.