Useful Links This is the official website for the Junior Cycle, and includes assessment guidelines for each subject.

Junior Cycle Key Skills

Wellbeing Indicators This is the official website of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. This is the official website of the Department of Education and Skills, and deals with all educational matters. The State Examinations Commission is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations of the Irish state: the Junior Cycle/Certificate and the Leaving Certificate. The State Examinations Commission is a non-departmental public body under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills. This is a portal for Irish education and it has sections for parents and students. This is a link to a range of revision guides for Junior and Leaving Certificate students. It contains hints and tips, interactive tests, sample papers and sample answers to exam questions. This is an interactive learning website with a focus on the Irish education system, with advice for parents and students. This provides preparation exams with complete solutions to students wishing to maximize their Irish Leaving Certificate exams scores. QualifaX describes itself as the ‘one stop shop’ for learners. It provides comprehensive information on further and higher education courses in Ireland. It also has lots of information on upcoming Open Days, links to Study Abroad options etc. This is a great new Irish website that has the World of Work as its purpose. Students can take interest inventories, find courses, research companies, as well as watch interviews of people who share their career paths with you. The Central Applications Office (CAO) has the task of processing applications to the first year of undergraduate courses offered by most of the higher education institutes (HEI’s) in the Republic of Ireland. This website has links to their websites. Another of its features is a Course Search tab which links you into the course description on the College’s website. This website has lots of information on specific careers, as well as a ‘Career Directions Matching’ test, which helps match students to suitable careers based on their interests and qualifications.