Enniscorthy Community College is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP)


The Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP) is a national support programme which operates within the Junior Cycle curriculum. The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to make the Junior Cycle more accessible to students who may experience difficulty in school. 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. Students get an opportunity to become more involved in their own learning and receive regular feedback on their progress. The Junior Certificate Support Programme aims to support students to access the Junior Cycle curriculum by:

  • analysing students’ strengths and weaknesses and taking note of any specific recurring difficulties.
  • planning programmes of work which both build on students’ abilities and address the main obstacles which hinder their progress.
  • engaging in dialogue with young people and their parents regarding their needs and their progress in school

The content of the courses which JCSP students follow emphasise skills, knowledge and concepts selected from Junior Cycle subject syllabi and subject specifications which best explore the aptitudes and abilities of these young peoples’ key skills, knowledge and concepts which are essential for students’ progress in all areas of the curriculum.

The Programme is designed to ensure that these young people can benefit from their time in school and enjoy the experience of improvement and success. It does this by providing a curriculum framework which will assist schools and individual teachers in adopting a student-centred approach to education and in providing students with a programme to meet their individual needs. On completion of the Junior Certificate School Programme, students receive a Profile of Achievement which is an official record of their achievements from the Department of Education and Skills.

The JCSP Co-ordinator in Enniscorthy Community College is Ms. Tina Merriman.

For additional information about the Junior Certificate School Programme, please visit: http://www.jcsp.ie/

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