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Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement
The Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) is a new award for students taking the Junior Certificate from 2017.
The JCPA will replace the traditional Junior Certificate. The traditional Junior Certificate was issued by the Dept of Education and Skills and only showed the grades awarded in the state-certified final examinations taken in May(Art) and June of 3rd Year.
The new JCPA will be issued by the school and will show:
In First Year, students sample the optional subjects during the first term and then decide on which they would like to continue with for the remainder of their junior cycle.
Core Subjects for Junior Cycle:
Compulsory in SLHS for Junior Cycle:
Optional Subjects (they select three after sampling optional subjects in the first term of first year)
What is meant by Other Areas of Learning?
As well as the results taken from the DES on the student's final certificate examinations, the JCPA will record student participation, achievement and progress during the 3 years of their Junior Cycle Programme.
These OLAs will include areas of learning outside the Junior Cycle Programme, such as:
Students will be asked to keep a record of all significant learning activities during their three year Junior Certificate Programme.
In order to aid students in drawing up this list of Other Learning Achievements, we have listed possible areas within our school where students may have acquired valuable learning achievements.
List of Possible Achievements:
This is only a suggested list - there may be other activities students may have underaken not listed here that they may include:
Students should try to identify the specific skill(s) acquired or learning outcome from the OLAs they chose to list:
eg OLA: Represented school on a Debating Team
Skills Acquired: research, writing and public speaking
Students are advised to list a minimum of three and a maximum of 5 OLAs.