Junior Certificate School ProgrammeJCSP
JCSP Students worked on a design and building challenge this week. The challenge was that they had to work as a team to design and build a tower out of limited supplies which held a weight at its tallest point. The students worked very well as a team and worked at...
Our 1st Year JCSP group attended a fun filled activity day today on Causey Farm. Students got to bake some home made brown bread, visit and pet the farm animals and play the bodhran. They finished up with doing some bog jumping which got them all nice and dirty! Well...
Our Third Year JCSP group enjoyed an outing to Causey Farm where they took part in activities such as playing the bodhrán, bog jumping, brown bread making, tractor and trailer ride and observing how a working farm operates. This was funded as part of the JCSP...
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.
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.