Junior Certificate School Programme

Butlers Chocolate Factory & JCSP

Butlers Chocolate Factory & JCSP

Our second-year JCSP students had an enriching experience during their visit to the Butlers Chocolate Factory in Dublin today, which was part of our JCSP initiative. They delved into the factory's history, gained insights into its operations, and learned about inputs,...

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JCSP Students Spread Festive Cheer Through Carol Singing

JCSP Students Spread Festive Cheer Through Carol Singing

Students from the 1st to 3rd year of JCSP joyfully engaged in carol singing on Tuesday, visiting Coiscéimeanna Childcare Centre, St Joseph's Nursing Centre, and Prosper Meath. The delightful medley of Christmas favourites resonated with everyone, fostering a sense of...

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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.