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Project Maths

What is Project Maths?
 

The Project Maths curricular development initiative involves the phased development and introduction of new syllabuses in Mathematics for both Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students. In each case, the syllabus has five strands and is being introduced in three phases. Phase 1 involves the introduction of Strands 1 and 2, Phase 2 involves the additional introduction of Strands 3 and 4, and Phase 3 involves the additional introduction of Strand 5. The content of the previous syllabus is phased out as the new material is phased in.

In addition, the various phases have been introduced in an initial group of 24 schools two years ahead of all other schools. The experiences of these schools are helping to inform the finalisation of the syllabus at each phase.

You can find comprehensive information about Project Maths on the website of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), at: www.ncca.ie/projectmaths. The syllabus documents both for the initial schools and for all other schools are available there. Further resources, including teaching and learning resources, are available at the website of the Project Maths Development Team, which is the support service for teachers, at: www.projectmaths.ie.

The schedule of first examination of the various phases is as follows:

Leaving Certificate in the initial schools:
Phase 1: examined in June 2010
Phase 2: examined in June 2011
Phase 3: examined in June 2012

Leaving Certificate in all other schools:
Phase 1: examined in June 2012
Phase 2: examined in June 2013
Phase 3: examined in June 2014

Junior Certificate in the initial schools:
Phase 1: examined in June 2011
Phase 2: examined in June 2012
Phase 3: examined in June 2013

Junior Certificate in all other schools:
Phase 1: examined in June 2013
Phase 2: examined in June 2014
Phase 3: examined in June 2015

Below you will find all of the sample papers that the State Examinations Commission has issued to date in relation to Project Maths. You will also find a report by the SEC on a trialling of a draft version of the Phase 1 sample papers in the initial schools. To access the actual examination papers taken in the initial schools to date, along with the corresponding marking schemes, please go to the Examination Material Archive on this website (see the navigation panel on the left).

S07_13 LC & JC Mathematics Sample Papers 2013 – Clarification and Corrections

Sample Leaving Certificate Examination Papers 2014
 

Phase 3 Sample Papers for all schools

S82_13 LC 2014 Project Maths Circular

Project Maths Phase 3 P1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 3 P2 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 3 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 3 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 3 P1 Higher Level
Project Maths Phase 3 P2 Higher Level
Sample Junior Certificate Examination Papers 2014
 

Phase 2 Sample Papers for all schools except for the initial schools

S83_13 JC 2014 Project Maths Circular

Project Maths Phase 2 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Higher level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Higher Level
Sample Leaving Certificate Examination Papers 2013
 

Phase 2 Sample Papers for all schools except for the initial schools

Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Higher Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Higher Level
Circular letter S91_12 accompanying phase 2 LC Sample Papers

Phase 3 Sample Papers for the initial schools

Project Maths Phase3 Paper1 Foundation Level
Sample Junior Certificate Examination Papers 2013
 

Phase 1 Sample Papers for all schools other than the initial schools

Project Maths Phase1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase1 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase1 P2 Higher Level
Circular letter S90_12 accompanying Phase 1 JC sample papers

Phase 3 Sample Papers for the initial schools

Project Maths Phase3 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase3 P1 Higher level
Project Maths Phase3 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase3 P2 Higher Level
Project Maths Phase3 P2 Ordinary Level

Sample Leaving Certificate Examination Papers 2012
 

Phase 1 Sample Papers for all schools other than the initial schools

Project Maths Phase1 P2 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase1 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Math Phase 1 P2 Higher Level
Circular letter S77/2011 accompanying Phase 1 sample papers

Phase 3 Sample Papers for the initial schools

Project Maths Phase3 Paper1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase3 Paper1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase3 Paper I Higher Level

Sample Junior Certificate Examination Papers 2012
 

Phase 2 Sample Papers for the initial schools

Project Maths Phase2 Foundation Level
Project maths Phase2 P1 Higher level
Project Maths Phase2 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase2 P2 Higher Level
Project Maths Phase2 P2 Ordinary Level

Sample Leaving Certificate Examination Papers 2011
 

Phase 2 Sample Papers for initial schools
You can find Leaving Certificate sample examination papers for 2011

Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P1 Higher Level
Project Maths Phase 2 P2 Higher Level

Sample Junior Certificate Examination Papers 2011
 

Phase 1 Sample Papers for initial schools

Project Maths Phase1 Foundation Level
Project Maths Phase1 P2 Ordinary Level
Project Maths Phase1 P2 Higher Level

Sample Leaving Certificate Examination Papers 2010
 

Phase 1 Sample Papers for initial schools

Project Maths Paper 2 Sample Papers Higher Level
Project Maths Paper 2 Sample Papers Ordinary Level
Project Maths Paper 2 Sample Papers Foundation Level

Feedback on the 2011 Examinations in the Initial Schools
 

A feedback document was prepared by the Chief Examiner for Leaving Certificate Mathematics 2011, based on the observations of the Examiners, Advising Examiners, and Chief Advising Examiners. Its purpose was to provide feedback to the Project Maths Development Team (the support service) and to the NCCA, in order to assist in their ongoing work with teachers.

This document was made available to all teachers by the Project Maths Development Team in the course of the Project Maths in-career development programme. It is available here: Feedback on 2011 Phase 2 Examinations.

Trialling Report
 

In October 2009, draft versions of the sample papers for the Phase 1 examination in the initial schools were trialled in those schools. The report on this trialling is available here: Report on Trialling of Phase I Sample Papers. The purpose of the trialling process was to measure the effectiveness of the draft sample papers and the marking schemes, rather than to test the then levels of candidate achievement. As a result of the trialling process and feedback received from relevant parties, this report was prepared and amendments were made to the drafts. The finalised versions of the sample papers, available above, were issued to coincide with this report. Feedback from the trialling exercise has also informed the work of the NCCA in providing further assessment examples for school use.

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