Module Changeover dates for Junior Certificate Science



2nd. Year Students 2017/2018
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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 



Junior Certificate Science Resources

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A host of tests and quizzes to test your knowledge of Junior Certificate Science

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