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Communication to Parents Junior Cycle Assessment Policy 2020

Communication to Parents Junior Cycle Assessment Policy 2020

Junior Cycle Assessment Policy 2020

 
Introduction

This document outlines the approach that Mohill Community College will take in the assessment of Junior Cycle students, 2020. The DES Guidelines for Schools, Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning at Junior Cycle, May 2020 has informed the recommended approach outlined.

Overarching principles

The guidelines provide for:

1.      A whole school approach to the assessment of Junior Cycle students, 2020.

2.      Inclusivity and equity of access by all students.

3.      Transparency.

4.      Completion of the assessment process by May 29th. An Assessment Report with a Grade/Grade Descriptor for each subject will issue electronically the week beginning 15th June 2020.

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5.      Mohill Community College will issue a further Report which will include

(1) Grade/Grade Descriptor for each subject from June 2020

(2) Grade Descriptor for CBA1 and CBA2 in those subject where applicable, and

(3) students’ ‘Other Areas of Learning’ (a reflection exercise for students as they reflect on their learning, to be completed) will issue in the Autumn term.

The final Grade or Grade Descriptor will be awarded for each subject based on:

·         Learning from September 2018 – March 12th, 2020 (2nd year and 3rd year)

·         the May 2020 Assessment where applicable.

 

·         Where students are engaged in a Junior Cycle Subject a Grade Descriptor will be awarded.

·         Where students are engaged in Junior Cert a traditional grade will be awarded.

 

Junior Cycle Grade Descriptors

Distinction (90 – 100%), Higher Merit (75 – 89%), Merit 55 – 74%), Achieved (40 – 54%),

Partially Achieved (20 – 40%),  Not graded (0 – 20%)

 

Junior Cycle School Report June 2020

  Recognition of Prior Learning Component
Total Weighting Elements of Prior Learning Recognised   
Art                       (100%) CBA 1; CBA 2: Teacher will assess Art Project and award Junior Cycle Descriptor
Business

(100%)

CBA 1; CBA 2; Mock exam result (80%)  plus Christmas 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cycle Descriptor
English

(100%)

CBA 1; CBA 2; Mock exam result (80%)  plus Christmas 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cycle Descriptor
French & German

(100%)

CBA 1; CBA 2; Mock exam result (80%)  plus Christmas 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cycle Descriptor
Geography

(100%)

Mock exam result (80%): Summer 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade
History

(100%)

Mock exam result (80%); Summer 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade
Home Economics

(80%)

Practical exam awarded full marks (50%); Mock exam result (30%);

(Balance of 20% awarded to May 2020 Assessment Case Study) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade

Irish

(100%)

CBA 1; CBA 2; Mock exam result (80%)  plus Christmas 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cycle Descriptor
Maths

(100%)

Mock exam result (80%); Summer 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade
Metalwork

(90%)

Project work to date (70%); Mock Exam (20%);

(Balance of 10% awarded to May Assessment Exam) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade

Religion

(100%)

Mock exam result (80%); Summer 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade
Science

(100%)

CBA 1; CBA 2; Mock Exam result plus Christmas 2nd Year (90%); Lab copies and projects (10%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cycle Descriptor
Technical Graphics

(100%)

Mock exam result (80%); Summer 2nd Year result (20%) with overall result presented as a Junior Cert Grade
Woodwork

(90%)

Project work to date (70%); Mock Exam (20%);

(Balance of 10% awarded to May Assessment Exam)

 

Principal:                               Ms. Una Duffy Date:    6th May 2020
Chair (BOM):                        Mr. Donal Fox Date:    6th May 2020