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Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science

Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science


Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science

The first session will facilitate discussion around bridging the gap between the new Junior Cycle Science learning outcomes and the Senior Cycle Sciences with an emphasis on Biology for this session. The session will focus on the unpacking of LO and the same different methodologies and pedagogy teacher engage in within the new framework.

This is an informal session and its aim is to encourage and facilitate discussion amongst teachers.

Future sessions will deal with the following topics:

The following themes are some that I envisage to be looked at

  1. Building a database of sharing resources for Junior Cycle Science
  2. Incorporating differentiation into Junior Cycle Science lessons
  3. Numeracy and Literacy in JC Science
  4. Examining the end of term paper structure and adapting to common level
  5. Interpret and familiarisation of new marking scheme to common level examination
  6. Discussion of successes, issues and experience of CBA 2 (3rdYear)
  7. Discussion of successes, issues and experience of CBA 1 (2ndYear)
  8. Examining the assessment task - 10% assessment – marked in July

About the Facilitator:

Jonathan Reynolds is a post primary teacher in Junior and Senior Sciences in Ramsgrange Community School, Co. Wexford for the past eight years, previously teaching in Yeats College Waterford and Westmeath ETB. He is an experienced written examiner for Junior Cycle Science and Junior Cycle Mock examination process setting and correcting Mock examinations for Ordinary & Higher-Level Agricultural Science and correcting Leaving Certificate Biology & Chemistry (both levels). He is currently participating in a Master of Education in School Leadership focusing on Nurture groups and Positive behaviour in DEIS setting.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 24-02-2020 5:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 24-02-2020 7:30 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 17
Fee Free
Location Wexford Education Centre

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County Wexford Education Centre


Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford



Local Buses and ample carparking available


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