Early Enactment Review of Junior Cycle Irish T1 and T2

NCCA continues to progress actions in response to the findings from the Early Enactment Review of Junior Cycle Irish T1 and T2. Revised Assessment Guidelines are now published; follow-on research has begun; and literature lists are being updated.

23 October, 2023

Classroom Based Assessment 2 Re-imagined

CBA2 has been re-imagined in revised Assessment Guidelines for Junior Cycle Irish T1 and T2. CBA2: Interacting through Irish places a greater emphasis on conversational Irish and on spoken interaction. To support teachers in their engagement with CBA2 additional support materials are now available. Keep an eye on our website for more support materials coming soon.

Follow-up review of the Early Enactment of Junior Cycle Irish Specifications T1 and T2

Following the completion of a competitive tender process, a research team from the Institute of Education and Sealbhú in Dublin City University (DCU) was commissioned by NCCA to carry out a mixed-methods, multi-dimensional research study and follow-on review of the early enactment of the Junior Cycle Irish Curriculum (T1&T2).  

Work on this three-year study commenced this September. Findings will be available in each year of the study to inform NCCA’s ongoing work in this area and to contribute to further policy development in the wider education system. See Publications and Research | NCCA for more information.

Work on revised literature lists is ongoing

The Junior Cycle Irish text lists (T1 and T2) are being reviewed and revised at present. Revised literature lists will give particular attention to providing teachers and students with suitable choice when selecting texts that are more engaging, more relevant to students’ lives and interests and of a standard suitable to students’ learning needs.

NCCA welcomes recommendations and advice about texts for consideration and inclusion in future lists.

If you would like to suggest a text for consideration for T1 click here.

If you would like to suggest a text for consideration for T2 click here.

Expressions of interest were sought from post-primary teachers of Irish to take part in the text list working groups. An Chomhairle Um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) is providing advice and support to NCCA in this work.

For more information on all JC Irish developments click here.

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