St. Brendan's Community School

Junior Cycle

Key dates for Classroom-Based Assessment

The window in which schools can schedule Classroom-Based Assessments and Subject Learning Assessment and Review (SLAR) meetings is below. Classroom-based assessments should be completed within the time allocated (e.g. 3 weeks, 4 weeks) as specified in the Assessment Guidelines for each subject. Subject Learning Assessment and Review meetings should take place no more than a month after completion of the CBA. Where necessary, key dates for classroom-based assessments may be amended in light of particular circumstances schools may encounter due to Covid19.

Student Cohort 2020 – 2023 (3rd years in 2022/2023)

Classroom-Based Assessment 2 in Applied Technology, Engineering, Graphics and Wood Technology1 (required)

Latest date for completion

Friday 7th October 2022

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Friday 14th October 2022

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Friday 21st October 2022

Classroom-Based Assessment 2 in Visual Art (required)

Latest date for completion

Friday 18th November 2022

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Friday 25th November 2022

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment

Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Friday 2nd December 2022

Classroom-Based Assessment 1 in Gaeilge (optional)

Latest date for completion

Friday 2nd December 2022

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Friday 9th December 2022

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Friday 16th December 2022

Classroom-Based Assessment 2 in Gaeilge, Home Economics, Music (required)

Latest date for completion

Friday 10th March 2023

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Monday 20th March 2023

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Friday 24th March 2023

Classroom-Based Assessment 2 in English, Science, Business Studies, Modern-Foreign Languages, Mathematics, History, Geography, Classics, Religious Education, Jewish Studies (optional)

Latest date for completion

Thursday 16th March 2023

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Friday 24th March 2023

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Friday 31st March 2023

Relevant brief or project document for technologies subjects will issue immediately after the completion date for CBA2.

Student Cohort 2021 – 2024 (2nd years in 2022/2023)

Arrangements for this cohort remain as per the FrameworkforJuniorCycle(2015).

Classroom-Based Assessment 1 in all subjects, with the exception of Gaeilge2

Window for completion

Monday 7th November 2022 – Friday 12th May 2023

Latest date for award of provisional descriptors by the teacher

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Latest date for completion of Subject Learning and Assessment Review and for award of final descriptors by the teacher

Wednesday 24th May 2023

Notes re: Classroom-Based Assessments in school year 2022/2023

Students complete Classroom-Based Assessments with support and guidance from their teachers. Detailed information about the formats, topics and timeframe for completion of CBAs in each subject and short course is included in the relevant Guidelines for the Classroom-Based Assessments, which are available on www.curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle. While Classroom-Based Assessments are designed to take place under the guidance of the teacher in a classroom context, schools have flexibility in the school year 2022 – 2023, in light of changing circumstances which may arise due to COVID-19, to support students to complete CBAs in school and/or remotely.

Particular attention is drawn to the following:

  • With the exception of circumstances which may arise due to COVID-19, students complete CBAs primarily during class time, with support and guidance from the
  • Students who cannot attend school due to circumstances arising from COVID-19 can be facilitated to research, create and complete their CBA remotely, with support and guidance from the teacher.
  • As teacher/student interaction, including conversation and responses to unscripted questions, is integral to the communicative task in Gaeilge (CBA2) and oral communication in Modern Foreign Languages (CBA1), students should interact with the teacher when completing this CBA.
  • In Visual Art, one CBA must usually be presented in 3D. This requirement is waived for students in third year in 2022/23.
  • In Physical Education short course, students in third year in 2022/23 are required to complete a minimum of one Classroom-Based Assessment.
  • In Business Studies, for students in second year in 2022/2023, CBA1 is a group project, as outlined in the relevant assessment Where necessary, in line with public health advice at the time or due to circumstances which may arise due to COVID-19, students may complete an individual report for their CBA1, as per the link above.

2 Classroom-Based Assessments 1 and 2 in Gaeilge are completed by students during their third year of junior cycle.

Feb 01
2023
Mock Exams
Feb 06
2023
St Brigid's Day Holiday
Feb 07
2023
5th Year LCVP Work Experience
Feb 13
2023
Mid-term
04-Feb-2023
First Offaly team to win Leinster Colleges A Hurling since our own school won in 1986. Well done to all involved, especially our own students. Congratulations to St. Brendan’s Liam Hoare who lifted the Corn Uí Dhúill Trophy
02-Feb-2023
Members of the Student Chaplaincy Team presented all Leaving Cert students with a care pack today as they sit their Mock exams. Just to let them know everyone in St Brendans CS is behind them wishing them the very best.  Pictured Isabelle Dempsey, Ol
01-Feb-2023

The Junior Debate team hard at work this lunch time working on the proposal "This House believes that charit

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