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 • 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 • . KEY SKILLS The school has considered how the key skills can feature in all courses it develops • • • • • • 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 : • Art • • • • • Home Economics Music Business Technology (Teacher who can teach MTW and DCG but these are not on the present curriculum) SOME CONSIDERATIONS • • • • • • 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?