Statements of Learning

The learning at the core of Junior Cycle is described in twenty-four statements of learning. These statements of learning are central to the students' experience of the junior cycle programme.

The statement

Examples of relevant learning

SOL 7: The student values what it means to be an active citizen, with rights and responsibilities in local and wider contexts.

Students will evaluate their consumer choices, understanding how their choices impact positively and negatively on their community and the wider world.

SOL 9: The student understands the origins and impacts of social, economic, and environmental aspects of the world around her/him.

Students will examine the extent to which an organisation can impact on the economy, people and environment in which it is based.

SOL 14: The student makes informed financial decisions and develops good consumer skills.

Students will manage their financial resources, understanding the benefits to shop wisely and ethically, while evaluating financial risks.

SOL 18: The student observes and evaluates empirical events and processes and draws valid deductions and conclusions.

Students will use numerical and graphical data to analyse and problem-solve topics and questions in order to make effective decisions.

SOL 22: The student takes initiative, is innovative and develops entrepreneurial skills.

Students will conduct market research in order to appreciate entrepreneurship and to inspire curiosity and innovation.

SOL 24: The student uses technology and digital media tools to learn, communicate, work and think collaboratively and creatively in a responsible and ethical manner.

Students will access, communicate and/or present information using digital technology and explore its impact on how business is conducted.