Assessment for the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA)
The assessment of English for the purposes of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will comprise two Classroom-Based Assessments and a Final Assessment. In addition, the second classroom-based assessment will have a written Assessment Task that will be marked, along with the final assessment, by the State Examinations Commission. Details of the classroom-based assessments are outlined below.
Oral communication linked to an issue or topic identified by the student
Individual or group communication
A Collection of the Student’s Texts emerging through engagement with a broad range of texts, literary and non-literary. It is recognised that in this context the student’s created texts may be presented in a wide range of formats – hand-written, digital, multi-modal, and so on.
Two texts chosen by the student from his/her collection of texts
The Assessment Task (AT)
Students complete a specified written task which is sent to the SEC for marking