Welcome to Junior Cycle English.
The curriculum sets out clear expectations for students, across the three integrated strands of oral language, reading and writing. To access the curriculum specification, assessment guidelines, and examples of student work click on the graphic.
2018 / 2019 Key dates for classroom-based assessments timeframe has been broadened. For more information click here
Assessment Task 2018/2019 click here
For stimulus materials and assessment task archive (2016 - 2017) click here.
SLAR meetings - to view a review meeting in action, click here and log in.

Junior Cycle English text list: to suggest a text, click here.

Student cohort 2016 - 2019 (current third years) - text list circular here.

Student cohort 2017 - 2020 (current second years) - text list circular here.

Student cohort 2018 - 2023 text list with suggested texts for first year here, circular here.


Junior Cycle English review:

Review of the early enactment of Junior Cycle English (2018) is available here. Summary of minor amendments to the specification (2018) is available here

View full specification PDF

Oral communication CBA - some early insights

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