Timetabling Presentation by Rita McCabe

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Rita McCabe
SECONDARY SCHOOL SAMPLE 1
• 648 students :
• Well-established curriculum
• Broad educational experience at J.C. with
strong links to the senior cycle curriculum
• Core Subjects:Eng/Irish/Math…..
• Rel/P.E./Lang/ICT/Science….Exam Subjects
SECONDARY SCHOOL SAMPLE 1
• Has formalised its pastoral care provision
• Realisation that the curriculum needs to
be ‘freshened up’
• Reflect in a tangible way their concern with
the well being of all
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physical/social/emotional/ spiritual
SEC. SCHOOL SAMPLE 1
• Retain a strong reliance on the
subject disciplines which have
served the school well to date
• Build on the work done in TY
Short Courses in P.E. , ICT
Drama, Media, TG , MTW.
SEC. SCHL. SAMPLE 1 WISHES TO:
• Address the transition from
primary school through a Taster prog.
• Provide a sound pathway to subjects
offered at senior cycle ….. SCIENCE
• Maximise options for progression to 3rd
level …MATH, IRISH, ENG, SC. & LANG.
• Offer flexibility to all students in their
timetable i.e 9 subj. / 8subj.+2 / 7subj.+4
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KEY SKILLS
The school has considered how the key skills can feature in all
courses it develops
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Managing myself
Being Well
Communicating
Being Creative
Working with Others
Managing information and thinking
SEC. SCH. 1 WISHES TO:
• Introduce Guidance under the heading of
Treoraíocht - aspects SPHE/CSPE/PE/Religion
• Integrate new JC timetable
with the timetable already in existence
• ADD FLEXIBILITY TO the timetable for
students, while at the same time, reduce the no.
of single classes to allow for more active
teaching methodologies to develop the Key
Skills…working with others, being creative….
9/ 10 subjects, 8+2, 7+4……in the same class
24 STATEMENTS OF
LEARNING
• The school has also
considered how the 24
statements of learning
can be met
CURRICULUM TO INCLUDE
• Concern for Literacy and Numeracy
• Evidence of Learning relying largely
on student -generated port folios
• Greater use of ICT
• Elements of A.F.L.: peer and self
assessment
FIRST YEAR PROGRAMME
• General introduction to Post Primary
taster programmes
• Some elements / subjects feature in
the qualification obtained at the end
of Junior Cycle
OPTION TEACHERS IN SCHOOL :
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Art
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Home Economics
Music
Business
Technology
(Teacher who can teach MTW and DCG
but these are not on the present
curriculum)
SOME CONSIDERATIONS
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20 subjects in 1st year
General Introduction to first year
Home Economics in 1rotate1
Introduction to e-portfolios in Junior
Cycle
History/Geography in an option line
E-portal teaching groups
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
• Taster Programme (Art, Geog, Hist.,
MTW, TG, HE, Music, Tech, Bus.
Media, Drama)
• Health and Safety in practical subj.
• 6 week assessment blocks
TEACHERS
• Increased Motivation
• Get to know all 1st Year
students
• Key skills and learning
outcomes matrix
CHOOSING SUBJECTS FOR 2ND
AND 3RD YEAR ?
• Recency Principle
• Reminder
Programme
• E-Portfolios
 Thank you for
listening!
 Any questions?

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