Semester Based Assessment 2019-2020
16th October 2019
We wish to inform you of new Semester Based Assessment for all students from this year. The year has been divided up into three semesters with teachers reporting home at the end of each semester. Please see the table below for important dates.
Semester 1: 26th August - 15th November (11 weeks)
Assessment: House exams for all years from 11th - 15th November 2019
Reports: Reports for all years will be completed following these exams.
Semester 2: 18th November 2019 – 14th February 2020 (11 weeks)
Assessment: Mock Exams for 3rd & 6th Years 3rd - 14th February 2020
Continuous Assessment/Class Test/Project Work for 1st, 2nd & 5th Years
2nd Year CBAs (for Junior Cycle) in History, Maths, Science & Home Ec.
Reports: Reports for all years will be completed at the end of this semester.
Semester 3: 24th February- 29th May 2020 (12 weeks)
Assessment: House exams for 1st, 2nd & 5th Years from 25th - 29th May 2020
2nd Year CBAs (for Junior Cycle) in Art, English, Geography, French, Spanish, Music, Business.
Reports: Reports for 1st, 2nd & 5th Years will be completed following these exams.
The rationale behind moving to Semester Based Assessment is to maximise teaching time in the classroom. While we will still be reporting home three times in the school year, the first report will not be at October mid-term break, but at the end of Semester 1 instead.
We thank you for your continued support.