Mountrath Community School
Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement
Other Areas of Learning (OALs)
The Junior Cert is changing, instead of receiving an official certificate containing just your JC results, you will be receiving a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement(JCPA). This document will be issued to all students who sat their Junior Cert/Cycle in 2019. It will contain;
- The results of your JC Exams.
- The results/descriptors of your Classroom Based Assessments-(CBA1) and (CBA2).
- Information on ‘Other Areas of Learning’ you have undertaken during first, second and third year.
This worksheet is based around what you, as students, would consider to be your “other areas of learning”. It is your responsibility to provide the wording for your certificate. Your statement will be printed on your Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) Certificate along with your CBA results and your Final Assessment Results.
Suitable Achievements for inclusion as an OAL;
Remember this achievement must have been school based.
- Specific awards you have won for sporting or cultural achievements at the school end of year award ceremonies in first, second and third year.
- Being part of a school sports team/panel.
- Member of the Students’ Council.
- Entered a competition-BT Young Scientist/Short stories/ Poetry aloud etc.
- Taken part in the organisation of a charity fundraising event in the school.
- Performed in front of classmates/schoolmates at a concert/ drama etc.
- Taken part in organising a school mass.
- Helped out at a Parents’ Evening, parent-teacher meeting or similar.
- Initiatives undertaken in class such as a geography/history project, winning a baking prize, completing a design in woodwork/metalwork, making models in science, writing a poem etc.
- Being a part of any school club like the green schools, amber flag, student council film club etc..
- An active role in your CSPE project.
- Any learning experience you feel has benefitted you during time at Mountrath Community School
Examples of Statements
- John has developed an awareness of his personal values through participation in the Schools’ Religious Education Programme’s Retreat and (other related activities e.g. shoe box appeal etc.) He have also learned how to appreciate and respect diverse values, beliefs and traditions.
- John entered a science/art/other subject competition and improved his investigative, research and problem-solving skills.
- John was a member of the Basketball team/Football team/Athletics team/Other sporting event where he committed to team training and competitions and developed his tactical competencies and skills.
- John worked effectively with others in a group action project to raise awareness of ____________ in his CSPE class. As a member of a CSPE project team, he learned to value what it means to be an active citizen with rights and responsibilities. John have learned how to bring an idea from conception to realisation.
- John was a member of the Student Council/Green Schools/Other where he worked with others and communicated effectively in representing the voice of his class/year group.
- John created a work of art for the school yearbook/posters for _______/other and he appreciates the process and skills involved.
- John was a member of the school library and he learned how to appreciate, organise and critically interpret a wide range of texts.
- John developed his understanding and enjoyment of words and language by participating in the school’s Short Story competition.
- John participated in the Santa Dash. He was a confident and competent participant in physical activity and he was motivated to be physically active.
- John volunteered and assisted in a school events like Open Nights/ School Mass/ Awards day.