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Important Information for Parents of 2nd and 3rd Year Students!

18th November 2020

An important notice for parents of 2nd and 3rd year students regarding the dates for CBAs throughout the rest of the year.

2nd Year - Important Notice - Key Dates for CBAs


Dear Parents/ Guardians, 

 

As your son/ daughter begins second year it is important that we bring to your attention some key assessment dates for the year.

 
As part of the national Junior Cycle reform students in second year will be required to complete Classroom Based Assessments in some of their subjects. Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning and skills in ways not possible in a pen and paper examination, for example, their verbal communication and investigation skills. These assessments take place in class time and are assessed and graded by the subject teacher. 

The grading system for CBAs is as follows:
• Exceptional
• Above Expectations
• In Line with Expectations
• Yet to Meet Expectations 

 

The dates below are set out by the school for CBAs for the various subjects. Therefore, attendance at school is vital during these dates. If your son/ daughter are involved in extra-curricular activities, it is their responsibility to catch up with any work missed.

 

John Cotter 

Principal 

Current 2nd Year Students 2020 – 2021

Key Dates

Subjects Start dates

Business Studies Tuesday 3rd November  2020

Home Economics Monday 9th November 2020 

Visual Art Tuesday 24th November 2020

Geography Wednesday 6th January 2021  

Wood Technology Wednesday 6th January 2021

History Monday 25th January 2021 

Graphics Monday 25th January 2021  

English Monday February 1st -12th and 22nd to 26th of February 2021

Religious Education Monday 22nd February  2021                                                   

Science Monday 1st March 2021

Music Monday 12th April 2021

Maths Monday 12th  April 2021

French/Spanish/German  (MFL) Monday 19th April 2021

 

3rd Year - Important Notice – Key Dates for CBAs


Dear Parents/ Guardians, 

As your son/ daughter begins third year it is important that we bring to your attention to some key assessment dates and changes for the year.

Students experienced a disrupted period of learning in 2019/20 because of school closures introduced to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. The following assessment arrangements for CBAs will now apply:

The requirement related to CBA completion for this cohort of students (third years) has been changed. In the exceptional circumstances arising from school closures, each student must complete only one CBA in each subject rather than the usual two in each subject. This cohort of students will not be required to complete any Assessment Tasks. 

The school management and its teachers, in discussion where feasible with students, will choose which CBA to complete for each subject. However, there will be some exceptions to this choice: - to ensure assessment of oral communications skills, students must complete CBA 2: Communicative Task in Irish and CBA 1: Oral Communication in Modern Foreign Languages - as they are linked in each case with the final examination in the subject. Also students who are studying Visual Art, Home Economics, and Music must complete CBA 2.

Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning and skills in ways not possible in a pen and paper examination, for example, their verbal communication and investigation skills. These assessments take place in class time and are assessed and graded by the subject teacher. 

The grading system for CBAs is as follows:
• Exceptional
• Above Expectations
• In Line with Expectations
• Yet to Meet Expectations 

The dates below are set out by the school for CBAs for the various subjects. Therefore, attendance at school is vital during these dates. If your son/ daughter are involved in extra-curricular activities, it is their responsibility to catch up with any work missed.

 

John Cotter 

Principal                          

Current 3rd Year Students 2020 – 2021 – Key Dates 

Subjects                                      Start/ finish dates

 Visual Art                                   Ongoing  - to be completed by the 20th of November 2020

Business                                     Monday 2nd November 2020

Science                                       Monday 14th December 2020 – 22nd January 2020

Irish                                             Wednesday 6th January 2021

Home Economies                        Monday 22nd February 2021 – 2 weeks 

                                                    12th – 24th April 2021 – Practical Performance Test 

Maths                                          Monday 22nd February 2021

Music                                           Monday 22nd February 2021 

English                                        Collection of texts from students by Friday 15th of March 2021

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