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Revised Subjects – Sample Papers and other Materials

 
Junior Cycle English - New Specification – Assessment Task and Sample Papers
  1. Completion Dates for Assessment Task Booklets
  2. The Assessment Task Booklet
  3. Sample Papers and Circular
A. Completion Dates for Assessment Task Booklets

Schools must opt for one of the two windows for all of their students.

Window 1
Latest date for completion of the Collection of Student Texts Friday 15th December 2017
Window for completion of the Assessment Task - Session 1 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd December 2017
Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher Friday 12 January 2018
Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for the award of final descriptors by the teacher Friday 19th January 2018
Latest date for receipt in SEC of completed AT Booklets and Approval Forms Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Window 2
Latest date for completion of the Collection of Student Texts Friday 20th April 2018
Window for completion of the Assessment Task - Session 2 Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April 2018
Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher Friday 4th May 2018
Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for the award of final descriptors by the teacher Friday 11th May 2018
Latest date for receipt in SEC of completed AT Booklets and Approval Forms Tuesday 15th May 2018

SEC Circular S20/17 provides this guidance to schools along with details of the arrangements for completing the Assessment Task as outlined above.

For further information from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on Junior Cycle English, click here.

B. The Assessment Task Booklet

The State Examinations Commission posted Assessment Task completion booklet for Junior Cycle English to schools in the week ending Friday 2nd December. All schools should have received these booklets. A specimen of the booklet is available here Junior Cycle English Assessment Task Booklet but the task itself should only be completed using the official booklet.

  • No Source Materials should be submitted with the assessment Task Booklet
  • All answers should be contained in the Assessment Task Booklet – No additional pages should be submitted
  • The following documents are relevant to the December 2016 Assessment Task completion window only and are provided here for information purposes.

    Junior Cycle English AT cover note

    S92_16 Junior Cycle English Assessment Task

    C. Sample Papers and Circular

    In line with the programme of reform at Junior Cycle a new subject specification has been introduced in Junior Cycle English. The new specification will be examined for the first time in 2017. The State Examinations Commission has prepared sample examination papers which can be downloaded below. One ordinary level sample paper and two higher level sample papers have been developed – these provide a guide to the structure and content of the assessment in accordance with the specification. Printed copies of the sample papers have been issued to all second-level schools.

    S86_15 JC English SEC Circular EV IV

    Junior Cycle English Ordinary Level Sample Paper

    Junior Cycle English Higher Level Sample 1

    Junior Cycle English Higher Level Sample 2

    Circular and Sample Papers for New Junior Certificate Jewish Studies Examination 2013

    S64_12 JC Jewish Studies Project Work Circular 2012

    JC Jewish Studies Higher Level Sample Paper 2012

    JC Jewish Studies Ordinary Level Sample Paper 2012

    Circular and Sample Papers for Revised Examinations for Junior Certificate Italian 2012

    JC Italian Higher Level Sample Paper 2012

    JC Italian Ordinary Level Sample Paper 2012

    JC S13_12 Circular re Revised Italian Examination 2012

    Sample Papers and Other Documentation for Revised Syllabi.

    See the Schools/Revised Syllabi section for more detailed information on the requirements of the revised courses.

    2011 Leaving Certificate Classical Studies

    Classical Studies Higher Level
    Classical Studies Ordinary Level

    2009 Technology Leaving Certificate

    Technology Higher Level Section A
    Technology Ordinary Level Section A

    Technology Higher Level Section B and C
    Technology Ordinary Level Section B and C

    2009 Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics

    Design and Communication Graphics Section A Higher Level
    Design and Communication Graphics Section A Ordinary Level

    Design and Communication Graphics Section B and C Higher Level
    Design and Communication Graphics Section B and C Ordinary Level

    2006 Leaving Certificate - History , Geography and Russian

    Revised syllabi have been introduced in the Leaving Certificate in the subjects History and Geography. The new syllabi will be examined for the first time in 2006. To download the sample papers or the coursework journals for these subjects simply click on the headings below:

    2006 Leaving Certificate - Irish

    Changes will apply to the Leaving Certificate Irish examinations in 2006 -2008 . Details of the changes and Sample paper are presented below.

    Ceisteanna Samplacha Gaeilge Ardteistéamearacha 2006-2008
    S91 05 Scrúdú na h Ardteistimireacha Gaeilge 2006 2008l

    2006 Leaving Certificate - History

    LC - History - Coursework (RSR) Journal

    LC History - Sample paper - Higher Level - Early Modern Period
    English Version
    Irish Version

    LC History - Sample paper - Ordinary Level - Early Modern Period
    English Version
    Irish Version

    LC History - Sample paper - Higher Level - Later Modern Period
    English Version
    Irish Version

    LC History - Sample paper - Ordinary Level - Late Modern Period
    English Version
    Irish Version

    Leaving Certificate History Marking Indicators Higher and Ordinary Level English Version
    Irish Version

    2006 Leaving Certificate - Geography

    LC Geography - Sample Paper - Higher Level
    LC Geography - Sample Paper - Ordinary Level
    LC - Geography - 2006 Coursework Journal
    LC - Geography - 2006 Coursework Journal

    Leaving Certificate Geography Marking Indicatiors Higher and Ordinary Level English Version
    Irish Version

    2006 Leaving Certificate - Russian

    Changes will apply to the Leaving Certificate Russian examinations in 2006 and thereafter: Details of the changes and sample papers are presented below.

    Circular S61/04 - Russian at Leaving Certificate 2006 and thereafter.
    LC Russian - Sample Ordinary Level Paper
    LC Russian - Sample Ordinary Level Paper - Listening & Comprehension
    LC Russian - Sample Higher Level Paper
    LC Russian - Sample Higher Level Paper- Listening & Comprehension

    2006 Junior Certificate - Science
    A revised syllabus has been introduced in Junior Certificate Science for examination in 2006 and future years. The existing Science syllabus will continue to be examined in some schools. Please ensure that you know which syllabus you are following before accessing the exam paper. Past papers for the existing syllabus in Science and Science with Local Studies are available in the examination material archive. To download the sample papers in the revised syllabus, simply click on the headings below:

    JC Science - Revised Syllabus- Sample Paper - Higher Level
    JC Science - Revised Syllabus- Sample Paper - Ordinary Level

    JC Science Marking Indicators

    JC Science - Revised Syllabus- Sample Paper - Higher Level -IV
    JC Science - Revised Syllabus- Sample Paper - Ordinary Level - IV

    2004 Leaving Certificate

    Revised syllabi have been introduced in the Leaving Certificate in the subjects Home Economics - Scientific and Social, Biology and Arabic. The new syllabi will be examined for the first time in 2004. Sample examination papers have been prepared as an aid to students and teachers. The Home Economics, Biology and Arabic sample examination papers are available to download here.

    To Download the sample paper required, simply click on the heading below:

    LC Religious Education - Sample Ordinary Level Paper link to the LC Religious Education - Sample Ordinary Level Paper
    LC Religious Education - Sample Higher Level Paper link to the LC Religious Education - sample Higher level paper

    LC Biology - sample Higher level paper link to the LC Biology - sample Higher level paper
    LC Biology - sample Ordinary level paper link to the LC Biology - sample Ordinary level paper

    LC Home Economics Scientific and Social - Sample Higher Level Paper link to the LC Home Economics Social & Scientific - Practical -Common Level
    LC Home Economics Scientific and Social - Sample Ordinary Level Paper link to the LC Home Economics Social & Scientific - Practical -Common Level

    LC Arabic - Sample Ordinary level paper link to the LC Arabic - Sample Ordinary level paper
    LC Arabic - Sample Higher level paper link to the LC Arabic - Sample Higher level paper

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