JCSP – Junior Certificate School’s Programme


Please follow link to the official RCS JCSP Website, written below is an overview of the JCSP Programme.

The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Science and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It originated in the early school leavers’ programmes initiated by  the Curriculum Development Unit. Currently the programme is operating in over 240 schools throughout the country. It was introduced to Ramsgrange Community School in 20…. The Co-ordinator for 2013/204 is Ms. B. Hearne.

The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a curriculum framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Certificate more accessible to those young people who may leave school without formal qualifications. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. On completion of the programme students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements from the Department of Education and Science.

As outlined in the RCS Junior Certificate School’s Programme Policy, the main aims of the programme are to promote:

  • Competency in literacy, numeracy and language skills
  • Awareness of moral values and the expectations of society
  • An awareness of the school community and foster a collaborative approach to success in education.