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Assessments and examinations

 

State examinations

Ever Student following a Department of Education school programme is entered for public examinations. State examinations (Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate) are held after the end of the school year. Pre-Junior & Leaving Certificate Assessments take place in February/March.

In-School Assessments

There are various forms of assessment in use within the school as it is school policy to regularly evaluate and periodically report the results to the students and their parents. These forms of assessment include:

October/November Class tests (the aim of which is the early detection of problem areas which may be resolved in co-operation with the student’s parents / guardians)
Christmas House exams for 1st, 2nd and 5th Year
Class tests for 3rd and 6th Year students as they have their pres after Christmas holidays
February/March Pre Junior Cert (3rd Years) and Pre Leaving Cert (6th Years)
Easter Class tests for all students
Summer House exams for 1st, 2nd and 5th Year
Class tests for 3rd and 6th Year students as they have their state examinations soon
June State examinations

Individual assessments by teachers are carried out on a regular basis.

Year Book and Cogar

A yearbook is published at the end of each year written by the 6th years only. The book is a compilation of memories, funny stories and photographs that the Leaving Cert class have gathered over their 5 years in school. The 6th years use the book to pull together their stories, autographs and memories from teachers so they have a valuable recollection of their school lives for later years.

Cogar is the school magazine which is published bi-annually (Christmas and summer). The fifth years take ownership of the magazine each year. The articles are gathered from all the school community and budding writers are encouraged to get involved. The students co-ordinate, print and publish the magazine as well acting as photographers over the year.

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