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Junior Certificate Schools Programme

Junior Certificate Schools Programme

What JCSP looks like at Killorglin Community College?

The JCSP Programme at Killorglin Community College coordinated by Ms. Sadhbh Fitzgerald ensures that students enjoy positive experiences of the Junior Certificate through a creative, achievable, broad-based curriculum and go on to achieve success in the Junior Certificate examination. The objective of the programme is to ensure that ‘every student is capable of success’. We believe that the implementation of the JCSP programme will intertwine with our schools’ mission statement and see our students attain a more rounded and complete education.

What is the difference between the JCSP and the Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle?

The Junior Certificate School Programme is a way of working within the Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle. Through a system of profiling a student’s work in Junior Cycle classes, students are provided with opportunities to engage with the curriculum and to achieve success at school. Students receive an official certificate of their achievements, validated by the Department of Education and Science, in addition to their Junior Certificate Examination Certificate.

The JCSP subject statements that students complete in this programme are linked with the new updated Key skills in the Junior Cycle programme. JCSP is designed to work collaboratively with the Junior cycle curriculum and reinforces syballus content in all subject areas offered at Junior level.

Do students sit the Junior Certificate examination?

Absolutely! The whole point of participating in the Junior Certificate School Programme is to stay at school, experience success in school and become more confident about sitting the Junior Certificate Examination.

JCSP Framework at Killorglin Community College focuses on

  • Active learning/cross-curricular approach & outdoor education – Field trips, Orienteering, Trip to the Gaeltacht & Make A Book Competitions
  • Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives – DEAR, Paired Reading Programme, Word Millionaire, Flashmaster, Reading room/corner & Paired Maths Initiative
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Parental Involvement – celebrate student success and provide positive affirmation
  • Profiling of subject statements and cross curricular statements such as working with others.
  • Digital library for entire school community - The library is a welcoming space which encourages reading and improves literacy levels.

Digital Library which has over 600 electronic titles which can be downloaded to devices.

Does JCSP Make A Difference?

The JCSP Programme at Killorglin Community College contributes towards enhanced

  • Attendance & Retention
  • Motivation & attitude
  • Literacy and numeracy achievements
  • Social Skills
  • Better performance in the Junior Certificate Examination

Progression after Junior Cycle to more higher level subjects

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