The vision of senior cycle education sees the learner at the centre of the educational experience. That experience will enable learners to be resourceful, to be confident, to participate actively in society, and to build an interest in learning throughout their future lives.
This vision of the learner (Figure 2) is underpinned by the values and principles on which the senior cycle curriculum is built. The curriculum, including subjects and courses, embedded key skills, clearly expressed learning outcomes, and diverse approaches to assessment is the vehicle through which the vision becomes a reality for the learner.
At a practical level, the provision of a high quality educational experience in senior cycle is supported by
Figure 1: Overview of senior cycle
Figure 2: The experience of Senior Cycle