The new Junior Certificate History programme was introduced for first year students in the academic year 2018/2019.  Its basic makeup is as follows:

  • A common level course
  • 38 learning outcomes spread across three equally weighed strands:
    • The Nature of History
    • The History of Ireland
    • The History of Europe and the Wider World
  • The new Junior Cycle History course includes a mixture of formative and summative assessment, comprising:
    • Ongoing assessment across the three years of Junior Cycle
    • Two Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in second and third year
      • The Past in My Place in Second Year
      • A Life in Time in Third Year
      • An Assessment Task (AT) based on the second CBA, marked by the SEC
      • A final exam at the end of Third Year, marked by the SEC

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