Module Changeover dates for Junior Cycle Science


SCIENCE MODULES 2021/2022 - Dates to note

1st. Year Students 
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Module 1: Monday 30th. August 2021 to Thursday 11th. November 2021

End of Module 1 Exam: Thursday 11th. November 2021

Module 2 : Monday 15th. November 2021 to Thursday 10th. February 2022

End of Module 2 Exam: Thursday 10th. February 2022

Module 3: Monday 14th. February 2022 to Thursday 19th. May 2022

End of Module 3 Exam: Thursday 19th. May 2022

2nd. Year Students 
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Module 1: Wednesday 1st. September 2021 to Wednesday 10th. November 2021

End of Module 1 Exam: Wednesday 10th. November 2021

Module 2: Tuesday 16th. November 2021 to Wednesday 2nd. February 2022

End of Module 2 Exam: Wednesday 2nd. February 2022

Module 3: Tuesday 8th. February 2022 to Wednesday 18th. May 2022

Includes Classroom Based Assessment 1

Classroom Based Assessment 1 - Extended Experimental Investigation, is carried out over a three weeks period during Module 3 in Second Year.


Classroom Based Assessment 1-is an Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI), which offers students an opportunity to research a question they have, related to one of the following topics:

Water
Earth/Moon/Sun system 
Food
Plant growth and behaviour 
Chemical reactions 
Plastics 
Forces
Energy conservation 

End of Module 3 Exam: Wednesday 18th. May 2022

3rd. Year Students 
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Module 1: Wednesday 1st. September 2021 to Friday 22nd. October 2021

End of Module 1 Exam: Friday 22nd. November 2021

Module 2: Wednesday 3rd. November 2021 Friday 4th. February 2022

Includes Classroom Based Assessment:

Science in Society Investigation, is carried out over a three weeks period during Module 2 in Third Year.

Classroom Based Assessment 2 is a Science in Society Investigation (SSI), the chosen topic is researched and its impact on society or the environment is explained. It should relate to one or more of the following areas:

- A technological application of science 
- An application of science that has an effect on human health 
- An application that has an effect on the environment 
-An application of science that has an effect on society

Christmas Examination: 2 hour written paper, common level based on material covered during 1st. Year and 2nd. Year Biology, Chemistry and Physics, during the week 7th. December to 11th. December 

Module 3: Wednesday 9th. February 2022 to Friday 6th. May 2022, Revision to be included.

Mock Science Exam: 2 hour written paper, common level, during the period 28th. February 2022 to 11th. March 2022

Revision Week 1: Wednesday 11th. May 2022 to Friday 13th. May 2022

Revision Week 2: Wednesday 18th. May 2022 to Friday 20th. May 2022

SCIENCE MODULES 2020/2021 - Dates to note

1st. Year Students 
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Module 1: Friday 4th. September 2020 to Friday 20th. November 2020

End of Module 1 Exam: Tuesday 17th. or Friday 20th. November 2020

Module 2 : Tuesday 24th. November 2020 to Friday 26th. February 2021

End of Module 2 Exam: Tuesday 23rd. or Friday 26th. February 2021

Module 3: Tuesday 3rd. March 2021 to Friday 28th. May 2021

End of Module 3 Exam: Tuesday 25th. May 2021 or Friday 28th. May 2021

2nd. Year Students 
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Module 1: Thursday 3rd. September 2020 to Thursday 12th. November 2020

End of Module 1 Exam: Wednesday 11th. or Thursday 12th. November 2020

Module 2: Wednesday 18th. November 2020 to Thursday 4th. March 2021

CBA1: 11th. January 2021 to 29th. January 2021

End of Module 2 Exam: Wednesday 3rd. March 2021 or Thursday 4th. March 2021

Module 3: Wednesday 10th. March 2021 to Thursday 27th. May 2021

End of Module 3 Exam: Wednesday 26th. May 2021 or Thursday 27th. May 2021

3rd. Year Students 
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Module 1: Friday 4th. September 2020 to Friday 6th. November 2020

End of Module 1 Exam: Monday 2nd. November or Friday 6th. November 2020

Module 2: Monday 9th. November 2020 Friday 5th. February 2021

CBA: 16th. November 2020 to 4th. December 2020

Science in Society Investigation, is carried out over a three weeks period during Module 2 in Third Year.

Classroom Based Assessment 2 is a Science in Society Investigation (SSI), the chosen topic is researched and its impact on society or the environment is explained. It should relate to one or more of the following areas:

- A technological application of science 
- An application of science that has an effect on human health 
- An application that has an effect on the environment 
-An application of science that has an effect on society

Christmas Examination: 2 hour written paper, common level based on material covered during 1st. Year and 2nd. Year Biology, Chemistry and Physics, during the week 7th. December to 11th. December 

Module 3: Monday 8th. February 2021 to Friday 14th. May 2021, Revision to be included

Mock Science Exam: 2 hour written paper, common level, during the period 22nd. February 2021 to 5th. March 2021

Revision Week 1: Monday 17th. May 2021 to Friday 21st. May 2021

Revision Week 2: Monday 24th. May 2021 to Friday 28th. May 2021




SCIENCE MODULES 2019/2020 - Dates to note.

1st. Year  Students

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Module 1: Friday 30th. August 2019 to Friday 15th. November 2019

End of Module 1 Exam: Monday 11th. November 2019 or Friday 15th. November 2019

Module 2: Monday 18th. November 2019 to Friday 14th. February 2020

End of Module 2 Exam: Monday  10th. February or Friday 14th. February 2020.

Module 3: Monday 24th. February 2020 to Friday  22nd. May 2020

End of Module 3 Exam: Monday 18th. May or Friday 22nd. May 2020

 

2nd. Year  Students

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Module 1: Thursday 29th. August 2019 to Thursday 7th. November 2019

End of Module 1 Exam: Wednesday 6th. or Thursday 7th. November 2019

Module 2: Wednesday 13th. November 2019 to Thurday 30th. January 2020

End of Module 2 Exam: Wednesday 29th. January or Thursday 30th. January 2020

Module 3: Wednesday 5th. February 2020 to Thursday 21st. May 2020

Includes Classroom Based Assessment – Extended Experimental Investigation

End of Module 3 Exam: Wednesday 20th. May or Thursday 21st. May 2020

 

3rd. Year Students

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Module 1: Thursday 29th. August 2019 to Thursday 24th. October 2019

Module 2: Monday 4th. November 2019 to Thursday 6th. February 2020

Includes Classroom Based Assessment 2: Science in Society (SSI)

and

Assessment Task

Christmas Exam will include material covered in 1st. Year and 2nd. Year Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Module 3: Monday 10th. February 2020 to Thursday 7th. May 2020

Mock Examinations: 7 to 8 days from Monday 24th. February to Friday 6th. March 2020

Revision 1:  Monday 11th. May to Thursday 14th. May 2020

Revision 2: Monday 18th. May to Thursday 21st. May 2020


Junior Cycle Science Classroom Based Assessments
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Junior Cycle Science students are required to complete two Classroom Based Assessments, a written Assessment Task and a final Examination. Details are as follows:

Two Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs), one carried out in second year and the other in third year, evaluated by the classroom teacher.

Timing of Classroom Based
---------------------------------------------- Assessments: 
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Classroom Based Assessment 1 - Extended Experimental Investigation, is carried out over a three weeks period during Module 3 in Second Year.


Classroom Based Assessment 1-is an Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI), which offers students an opportunity to research a question they have, related to one of the following topics:

Water
Earth/Moon/Sun system 
Food
Plant growth and behaviour 
Chemical reactions 
Plastics 
Forces
Energy conservation 



Classroom Based Assessment 2 - Science in Society Investigation, is carried out over a three weeks period during Module 2 in Third Year.

Classroom Based Assessment 2 is a Science in Society Investigation (SSI), the chosen topic is researched and its impact on society or the environment is explained. It should relate to one or more of the following areas:

- A technological application of science 
- An application of science that has an effect on human health 
- An application that has an effect on the environment 
-An application of science that has an effect on society


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A written Assessment Task, (AT) based on Classroom Based Assessment 2 which will be submitted to the SEC for marking 

Timing of Assessment Task:
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The Assessment Task is written up on completion of Classroom Based Assessment 2 - Science in Society Investigation.

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A final exam, of not more than 2 hours, to be taken in June of third year

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ALL ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS ARE AT A COMMON LEVEL

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MODULES 2018/2019 - Dates to note.

1st. Year  Students

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Module 1: Thursday 3oth. August 2018 to Wednesday 14th. November 2018

End of Module 1 Exam: Monday 12th. November 2018 or Wednesday 14th. November

Module 2: Monday 19th. November 2018 to Wednesday 13th. February 2019

End of Module 2 Exam: Monday 11th. February or Wednesday 13th. February 2019

Module 3: Monday 25th. February 2019 to Wednesday 22nd. May 2019

End of Module 3 Exam: Monday 20th. May or Wednesday 22nd. May 2019

 

2nd. Year  Students

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Module 1: Thursday 30th. August 2018 to Friday 25th. October 2018

End of Module 1 Exam: Thursday 24th. or Friday 25th. October 2018

Module 2: Thursday 8th. November 2018 to Friday 1st. February 2019

End of Module 2 Exam: Thursday 31st. January or Friday 1st. February 2019

Module 3: Thursday 7th. February 2019 to Friday 24th. May 2019

Includes Classroom Based Assessment – Extended Experimental Investigation

End of Module 3 Exam: Thursday 23rd. May or Friday 24th. May 2019

 

3rd. Year Students

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Module 1: Friday 31st. August 2018 to Friday 25th. October 2018

Module 2: Monday 5th. November 2018 to Friday 8th. February 2019

Includes Classroom Based Assessment 2: Science in Society (SSI)

and

Assessment Task

Christmas Exam will include material covered in 1st. Year and 2nd. Year Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Module 3: Monday 11th. February 2019 to Friday 10th. May 2019

Mock Examinations: 7 to 8 days from Monday 25th. February to Friday 8th. March 2019

Revision 1:  Monday 13th. May to Friday 17th. May 2019

Revision 2: Monday 20th. May to Friday 24th. May 2019 





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Junior Cycle Science students are required to complete two Classroom Based Assessments, a Written Assessment and a final exam. Details are as follows:

Two Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs), one to be carried out in second year and the second in third year, to be evaluated by the classroom teacher.

Key Dates for Classroom Based
---------------------------------------------- Assessments: 
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Friday 20th. April to Friday 18th. May 2018 - Period during which students spend 3 weeks completing Extended Experimental Investigation.

Friday 7th. December 2018 to Friday 25th. January 2019 - Period during which students spend 3 weeks completing Society in Society Investigation.

Classroom Based Assessment 1 is an Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI), which offers students an opportunity to research a question they have, related to one of the following topics:

Water
Earth/Moon/Sun system 
Food
Plant growth and behaviour 
Chemical reactions 
Plastics 
Forces
Energy conservation 

Classroom Based Assessment 2 is a Science in Society Investigation (SSI), and its impact on society or the environment. It should relate to one or more of the following areas:

- A technological application of science 
- An application of science that has an effect on human health 
- An application that has an effect on the environment 
-An application of science that has an effect on society


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A written Assessment Task, (AT) based on Classroom Based Assessment 2 which will be submitted to the SEC for marking 

Key Date for Assessment Task:
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Friday 1st. February 2019 - Final date for completion of Assessment Task.

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A final exam, of not more than 2 hours, to be taken in June of third year

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ALL ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS ARE AT A COMMON LEVEL

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SCIENCE  MODULES  2017 - 2018

1st. and 2nd. Year Students 
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Module 1
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Thursday 31st. August to Friday 10th. November 

Exams
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1st. Year Students: Wednesday 8th. November 

2nd. Year Students: Thursday 9th. November or Friday 10th. November 

Module 2
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1st. Year Students: Week beginning Monday 13th. November to Friday 23rd. February 2018

2nd. Year Students: Week beginning Monday 13th. November to Friday 9th. February 

Exams
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1st. Year Students: Wednesday 21st. February 

2nd. Year Students: Friday 9th. February 

Module 3
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1st. Year Students: Week beginning Monday 26th. February 2018  to Friday 25th. May 2018

2nd. Year Students: Week beginning 19th. February 2018 to Friday 25th. May 2018

Exams
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1st. Year Students: Wednesday 23rd. May

2nd. Year Students Thursday 24th. or Friday 25th. May


3rd. Year Students 
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Module 1: Thursday 31st. August to Friday 29th. September 

Module 2: Thursday 5th. October to Friday 10th. November 

Module 3: Thursday 16th. November to Friday 22nd. December

Exams
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Christmas Exam: A full Mock Examination Paper

February/March: A full Mock Examination Paper

Projects & Revision
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Project 1 & Revision: Thursday 11th. January 2018 to Friday 9th. March

Project 2 & Revision: Thursday 15th. March to Friday 4th. May

Revision only - in science area students did not do a project on: Thursday 10th. May to Friday 18th. May

Revision only - in science area students did not do a project on: Thursday 24th. May and Friday 25th. May


Junior Science Modules and Exam Dates       2016 - 2017

1st. and 2nd. Year Students

Module 1

Thursday 1st. September to Friday 11th. November

Exams

1st. Year Students: Week ending Friday 11th. November

2nd. Year Students: Thursday 10th. November


Module 2

Week beginning Monday 14th. November to Friday 10th. February


Exams

1st. Year Students: Week ending Friday 10th. February

2nd. Year Students: Thursday 9th. February


Module 3

Week beginning Monday 13th. February to Friday 26th. May


Exams

1st. Year Students: Week ending Friday 26th. May

2nd. Year Students: Thursday 25th. May



3rd. Year Students

Module 1 Thursday 1st. September to Friday 30th. September

Module 2 Monday 3rd. October to Friday 28th. October

Module 3 Monday 7th. November to Friday 9th. December

Christmas Examination: Full Mock Examination Paper

Mock Examination February/March: Full Mock Examination Paper


Project 1 & Revision: Monday 19th. December to Friday 17th. February


Project 2 & Revision: Monday 13th. March to Friday 5th. May

Revision only, in science area that students did not do a project on: Monday 8th. May to Friday 19th. May

Revision only, in science area that students did first project on: Monday 22nd. May to Friday 26thMay 



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