Junior Certificate School Programme

Third Year JCSP Trip To Causey Farm

Third Year JCSP Trip To Causey Farm

Our Third Year JCSP group enjoyed an outing to Causey Farm where they took part in activities such as bog jumping, brown bread making, tractor and trailer ride and observing how a working farm operates. This was funded as part of the JCSP programme.This field trip...

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Sora Someting For Everyone

Sora Someting For Everyone

Lots of great new Graphic Novel titles just added to Our Digital Library. Check them out on #Sora. Something for everyone. #Graphicnovels #Comics #JcspDigital #LoveReading

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JCSP operates within the Junior Cycle curriculum. It follows the curriculum framework set out for the Junior Cycle, which is re-focused to cater for JCSP students.

What is JCSP?

  • Involvement in the programme in Boyne Community School brings many benefits to our school including our JCSP library (Sora), additional teaching allocation and further assistance in the form of creative initiatives that help promote student engagement with the Junior Cycle.


  • Three areas underpin JCSP, profiling, evaluating initiatives, and recording student progress through self-reflection using subject statements.


  • Check out our JCSP Photos section to get a flavour of some of the work of the JCSP Programme.


  • The Junior Certificate School Programme attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs.


  • The programme aims to ensure that students actively participate in their learning, make progress and build on their achievements.


  • In Boyne Community School our objective is to develop students’ literacy, numeracy, communication and group work skills.


  • On completion of the programme, students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements from the Department of Education and Skills.

JCSP Goals

  • The content of the courses which JCSP students follow emphasise skills, knowledge and concepts selected from Junior Certificate/ Cycle subject syllabi and subject specifications which best explore the aptitudes and abilities of these young peoples’ key skills, knowledge and concepts which are essential for students’ progress in all areas of the curriculum.


  • The Programme is designed to ensure that these young people can benefit from their time in school and enjoy the experience of improvement and success.


  • It does this by providing a curriculum framework which will assist schools and individual teachers in adopting a student-centred approach to education and in providing students with a programme to meet their individual needs.


Meas, Mórtas, Muintearas.

Respect for ourselves and others, pride in our work, and a sense of community.