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An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Review of enactment of junior cycle phase 1 and 2 subjects : English, Business Studies and Science

NCCA are currently capturing feedback from teachers, students and stakeholders on the early enactment of the Junior Cycle Business Studies and Science Specifications in addition to continuing the review of Junior Cycle English. Feedback and information will be gathered through consultation events, written submissions and school visits.

Consultation Events

Three consultation events have been organised which are open to teachers of Business Studies, English and Science. The venues and dates for these events are as follows:

Cork (Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City): 12th November 10.30am - 1.45pm. Registration for the Cork Event is now closed. 

Galway (Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Galway): 18th November 10.30am - 1.45pm Registration for the Galway event is now closed

Dublin (Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham): 5th December 10.30am - 1.45pm Note: Dublin event now full for all 3 subjects

Please register for the event of your choice by clicking on the registration link below. Places at these events are offered on a first come, first served basis and are limited to 20 teachers per subject per event.

Consultation Event Registration Link

Written Submissions

NCCA also welcomes written submissions as part of the review of the early enactment of Business Studies and Science. A template to support written feedback is provided below with suggested areas for discussion and feedback.

Template to support written submissions on the review of the enactment of Junior Cycle Business Studies 2019

Template to support written submissions on the review of the enactment of Junior Cycle Science 2019

Please complete and email written submissions to consultations@ncca.ie by 5pm on Wednesday 11th December 2019

 School Visits

As part of the review of the early enactment of Business Studies and Science, NCCA will conduct teacher and student focus groups in a cross-section of schools in the coming months.

 Report on Findings

A report on the  findings of the review will be published in Spring 2020.