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Assessment for JCPA

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.

Classroom-Based Assessment


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