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As of 11 May 2020, tuition (whether online or in other ways) ceased for sixth-year leaving certificate students. This applies to the Leaving Certificate established, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP).
No additional work will be accepted from students from this date. Teachers and students may not discuss the student’s achievement in the subject over the past two years. Nor can they discuss the student’s ranking in a class, or their estimated mark or the level at which an estimated mark is to be provided in a subject.
However, students remain students of the school until the end of the school term. In terms of the school’s role in supporting the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students, the role of the Student Support Team as set out in the guidance issued recently to schools, should remain available until the end of the school term.
The following is a breakdown of the process to be applied for students to be given the option of Calculated Grades or to sit the examinations.
Full document here
In the light of today’s announcement by the Minister for Education stating that the Leaving Certificate is not taking place Athy College are already working on the implementation of the recommended alternative.
We will keep you updated on this website as information comes to hand.
On Monday I am engaging with teachers online to prepare for the task facing us and as a result there will be no online classes for Leaving Certs on Monday. All other classes will continue.
Junior Cycle Update
As directed by the Minister of Education, Junior Cycle has been cancelled and there is no State based Certification for Junior Cycle. The Minister has directed all schools to run assessments in the month of May and award an Athy College Achievement Report.
End of term assessments for 3rd year will go ahead in the final 2 weeks of May. The format of these exams will be online assessments. Our subject departments have decided on these and will communicate dates and assessments with students through email and Google Classroom.
The May assessment is only a part of their Junior Cert/Cycle exams. Subjects will use a combination of assessment/coursework/practical work and mock exams to determine each student's final grade.
The school will produce an Athy College Achievement Report over the course of the June to recognise each student’s abilities, achievements and performance. They will receive a final grade for each subject, as well as the marks for their completed CBA’s.
This Achievement Report will also be available to parents through our online VSware system,
How the final grade (what goes on their profile of achievement) for each subject will be decided:
Mock Result- 30%, Coursework including CBA 1- 10%, Online engagement - 10% and Online assessment- 50%
Mock result- 40%, class test average- 40% , online engagement- 10% and a online assessment- 10%
CBA/MOCK Result 70% and Online Practical Project 30%
Mock Exam Result + Predicted Increase = 80% and CBA 2 Project = 20%
Mock- 50%, online engagement - 20% and coursework-30%
Mocks - 40%, Online Assessment 50%, Online engagement 10%
50% Online Exam, 20% Course work(journal), 20% Mock results,10% Online Engagement
Mock results- 70% and practical coursework- 30%
Mock result- 40% Coursework - 60%
Online Exam 60%, Mock 30%, Online Engagement 10%
Ordinary Level = 60% practical coursework (granted by SEC); 10% mock result; 30% online final assessment. Higher level = 50% practical coursework (already granted by SEC); 10% mock results; 40% online final assessment.
Mocks 30%, CBAs (1&2) 40%, Online Exam -30%
Mocks 50%, On-line Exam - 50%
Mock- 70% grade of their project- 30%
NO ONLINE CLASSES FOR LC STUDENTS TOMORROW (TUE) as teachers prepare for school based assessment