Junior Cycle - Irish

Irish

Irish is a compulsory subject in Edmund Rice College. We endeavour to make the subject enjoyable and therefore cater for a wide range of capabilities. Each student is given the opportunity to study the language at a level that meets their ability. We offer both ordinary and honours level courses. The Junior Cycle comprises of a three year course. This programme prepares our candidates for the Leaving Certificate where the emphasis is placed on spoken Irish.

First year students begin their study for the Junior Cycle on entry to school. At this initial stage our main aim is to settle each pupil into their class and cater for each student individually. We attempt to foster a natural interest in the language at this early stage. We utilise the new framework set out by the Department of Education during assessment procedures. Throughout 1st, 2nd and 3rd year, the pupils are exposed to culture and heritage themes through the medium of poetry, short stories and novels.

Following completion of the Junior Cycle, students continue their study of Irish. The Leaving Certificate consists of a two year course. Again, the focus is on spoken Irish as the oral examination is worth 40 per cent of the total marks. By the time students reach Senior Cycle they have received the necessary groundwork to speak the language at a fluent level. As a result of this, each student is encouraged to undertake the state exam at higher level. Every candidate is individually invited to sit this oral examination. This is completed in a relaxed setting and it is the aim of the department that students achieve the best academic result they can in this exam. The written paper completes the remainder of the course. The students are prepared strategically in a manner they understand and enjoy.

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