Description:Science will be introduced in 2015 as a phase two subject as part of the new junior cycle. It is the first of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to be phased in. The curriculum and assessment specification for Science will be published a year earlier, in September 2014.
Implication(s):The ambition to change from a curriculum based primarily on “knowledge and content” (NCCA, 2013) to one in which skills development focuses on knowledge of and about science is welcomed by industry. An overhaul of the current syllabus dominated by the exact sciences, to a more contemporary specification which takes into account the need to develop an inquiry based approach to science is well overdue.
Current Position:Ibec's response to this consultation is attached.
- Ibec Junior Cycle Science.pdf - 85 Kbytes
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