Junior Certificate Technology involves the achievement of human purposes through the use of available materials, processes and energy. Technology education enables students in the junior cycle of post-primary education to develop their knowledge and skills and to apply these through suitable tasks, using a design process, to devise solutions to problems. The study of Technology contributes to the students’ development of qualities of self-reliance, self-confidence, resourcefulness and initiative and allows them to develop an awareness and an appreciation of scientific and technological phenomena. Junior Certificate Technology is assessed at two levels, Ordinary level and Higher level, by means of a written examination and a student project.

Note: Specifications for the technology subjects will be revised in phase 6 of the Junior Cycle Developments, with the changes commencing in 2019, for certification in 2022.