The aims of junior cycle CSPE are to develop active citizens with
Junior Certificate CSPE is studied at Common Level.
The course is based on 7 core concepts:
There are 4 units of studyUnit 1 - The Individual and CitizenshipUnit 2 - The CommunityUnit 3 - The State - IrelandUnit 4 - Ireland and the world
Junior Certificate Civic, Social and Political Education is assessed at Common Level. There are two assessment components:
CSPE is part of the of the Junior Certificate core curriculum in all post-primary schools since 1997.
Junior Certificate Civic Social and Political Education SyllabusJunior Certificate Civic Social and Political Education - Guidelines for Teachers
State Examinations CommissionJunior Certificate CSPE Support ServiceScoilnetThe Association of CSPE Teachers (ACT)European Studies Programme