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Junior Cycle 2024 Adjustments - Everything you need to know

By Megan Thornton - 1 minute read

If you're sitting your Junior Cycle in 2024, things are going to be a little different. The State Examination Commission has announced changes for how subjects will be examined next year and in this blog, we'll go through everything you can expect.

So what has changed? 

How students are examined for the Junior Cycle will be adjusted again this year because of the impact Covid-19 has had on students and their learning experience. 

Some changes most students will see are:

The CBAs

For examination purposes, students must complete a minimum of one CBA in each subject. However, it is up to individual schools and teachers to decide if they want their classes to do more than one. 

The Exceptions: 

To make sure student's oral communication skills are assessed, students must complete: 

  • CBA 1: Oral Communication in Modern Foreign Languages
  • CBA 2: Communicative Task in Gaeilge.


Students studying the following subjects must also complete CBA 2 as they are linked to the final exam: 

  • Visual Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Applied Technology
  • Engineering
  • Graphics
  • Wood Technology


The Assessment Task

As some students may not complete CBA 2 in a number of subjects, there are some subjects where the assessment task will not be examined this year.

To read all the adjustments to the CBAs, click here

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