What is Spanish?
The Spanish curriculum at Junior Cert level is designed to enhance students’ thinking and communication skills, in addition to allowing them to participate in a global society. In Spanish students will learn to speak and write Spanish but in addition to this, they will gain a sense of the rich cultural heritage of Spanish speaking countries. The course has three strands:
a.) communicative competence
b.) language awareness
c.) socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness
How will I learn Spanish in school?
We offer Spanish as part of a collaboration with Presentation Secondary School Castleisland. This gives students the opportunity to study Spanish to Leaving Certificate in a mixed classroom setting.
Assessment for Junior Cycle Spanish
Written examination: A written examination worth 100%. There will be one examination paper at a common level. This is marked by the State Examinations Commission.
Classroom-based Assessments (CBA’s)
CBA’s are completed during normal class time, are individual projects and are assessed by the class teacher.
CBA 1: Oral communication
CBA 2: The student language portfolio