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3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

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Classroom-based assessments

Classroom-Based Assessments are the occasions when the teacher assesses the students in the specific assessment(s) that are set out in the subject or short course specification. Junior cycle short courses will have one Classroom-Based Assessment.

Classroom-Based Assessment: My enterprise in animation story

This Classroom-Based Assessment is the culmination of the work undertaken in the four strands of the enterprise in animation short course. The Classroom-Based Assessment should begin after work in the four strands has been completed.  
The story completed for the Classroom-Based Assessment is an account of the student’s experience including a reflective element to demonstrate lessons learned and what might be done differently in future. It provides an opportunity for the student to ‘show what they know’ about preparing for an interview, about the process of animation and an appropriate understanding of roles and procedures in companies using a format of their choice. It may require collaboration with others to research, find information, plan and organise what information to share and how to do that. It builds confidence and encourages social interaction with others. It may also provide an opportunity to demonstrate skills in working with digital technology. The title is open to wide interpretation. The Classroom-Based Assessment can include any format – conversation, interview role-play, storyboard, animated video2. It may be spoken, signed or make use of an electronic device(s) which allow(s) the learning story to be told by the student. The choice of format is determined by the potential it has to draw attention to the student’s finest achievements in relation to knowledge or concepts learned and skills developed.

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