There will be an Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of First and Second Year Students on the new Junior Cycle Programme on Monday 29th January at 7.30pm. This will explain the principles, skills, assessments and practicalities of the Junior Cycle as they apply to your son/daughter.
Due to the Department of Education and Skills’ current changes to Junior Cycle, Grade Descriptors have now been included in the Christmas Exam Reports for subjects currently working within the new Junior Cycle Framework.
The following is an explanation of the Grade Descriptors, in line with the State Examination Commission’s grading of the Final Examination of Junior Cycle at the end of Third Year. These Descriptors will also be used on school reports for Junior Cycle students where appropriate.
Grade Descriptor Percentage
Distinction 90 – 100%
Higher Merit 75 – 89%
Merit 55 – 74%
Achieved 40 – 54%
Partially Achieved 20 – 39%
No Grade 0 – 19%
Well done to recipients of Academic Awards who were celebrated for their hard work and achievements in the State Exams on Thursday 19th October. This evening of celebration’s guest speaker was Michael Staines. Details and images can be seen here.
Good luck to all of our students sitting the state exams.
Portmarnock’s Guidance Team have provided a useful guide to the CAO process and the exams : LEAVING CERT 2017-HELPDESK.
Please contact the office at 8038056 if you have any queries.
The Mock Exams commence on Monday 6 February for Sixth Years and Tuesday 7 February for Third Years. You can download the timetable here.
Despite a power cut the students who were invited to receive their hard earned awards for academic achievement shone with pride in front of their supportive parents and guardians. On Thursday 20 October the Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate, Short Course and Student of the Year achievers heard inspiring speeches form our special guests; Lieutenant David Melvin, Troop Commander Colm Fahy and Mr Donal O’Mahony who returned to fittingly present the short course awards.
For full details please click here or go to ‘Academic Achievement’ above.
Well done to each and every one of our students who got their results today. For those who achieved their goals congratulations and for those who will achieve their goals a little later take the time to reflect and talk about your many options. Take care one and all.
If any student wants to view a script the forms are available in the office.