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Junior Certificate of Education (JCE)

What is a JCE?

The Junior Certificate of Education is a school based junior schooling qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 9 on successful completion of the junior phase of learning.

At Ormeau Woods SHS, the JCE has been strategically designed with 3 aspects in mind:

  • As an explicit framework to track student progress and engagement
  • A tool to enable students to self-regulate their own learning through a     systemic cycle of inquiry
  • Recognition of students readiness to embark on their Senior Schooling journey 

How the JCE Works

For a student to be awarded a JCE they will need to achieve a significant amount of learning, at a set standard – including being literate and numerate. This requires achieving a ‘C’ standard or higher in a number of core and elective subjects across 2 Semesters in Year 9.
To be awarded the Ormeau Woods SHS Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) students must at the completion of Year 9:
  • Accumulate at least 10 out of the 12 available credits.
  • Achieve a C standard or better in English & Maths
Year 7 and 8 will be regarded as transition years where students will track their results, but only credits achieved in Semester 1 and 2 of Year 9 will be used to achieve the JCE.
Download JCE flyer for detailed information on the Junior Certificate of Education.

For further information please access the video below.

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