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2nd Year 2020/2021

Assessment & Reporting Schedule for 2020/2021 GCS


                    2nd Year

Year Head(s)

Michael Heavey

Parent Teacher Meeting(s)

Continuous Assessment Period(s)

Throughout academic year.

Class Based Assessments (CBAs)

See below 


Online Reports expected

  Block for Completion


Oral Communication

Students are given an opportunity to choose a topic or issue that is of interest or importance to them and to carry out research and then present it to the class.  

Mar 8 – Mar 26


Extended Experimental Investigation  

Students will; formulate a scientific hypothesis, plan and conduct an experimental investigation to test their hypotheses, generate and analyse primary data, and reflect on the process, with guidance by the teacher.  

Jan 25 – Feb 12 


Business in Action  

Business in Action comprises four stages: conducting research, evaluating information, developing action plans and reporting findings.   

Apr 12 - Apr 30


From Process to Realisation  

Students choose to work from one of a range of given themes to develop their ideas and create a realised work.  

TBA  – Mar 26

The start date is yet to be decided by the NCCA / SEC


Oral Communication

Students will communicate using the format of an interview, role-play, presentation or conversation in response to stimulus material

Apr 26 - May 14 


Mathematical Investigation   

A student will over a three-week period, follow the Problem-solving cycle to investigate a mathematical problem. 

Feb 22 – Mar 12 

Home Ec

Creative Textiles

Students will produce evidence of the application of the design brief process to one of the following options: Make a creative textile item for an individual or the home OR Recycle or upcycle a creative textile item for an individual or the home

Nov 2 – Dec 18


The Past in My Place

The Past in My Place allows students to experience history at a personal level through the study of an issue, event, theme or person relating to their locality. Students will create a display based on local history.  

Jan 25 – Feb 12


Geography in the News  

Geography in the News provides opportunities for students to engage in practical, authentic learning experiences that reflect the relevance of the study of geography to the world around them. Structured inquiry through a response to recent geographical event(s).  

May 4 - May 17


Composition Portfolio  

Students will produce compositions over time to include in their portfolio. From this they will submit two final pieces for assessment.  

Apr 12 – Apr 30


Communicating through sketching

Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills to become competent in communicating through sketching. Students will be asked to graphically communicate their ideas using two-dimensional and three-dimensional sketching techniques in response to a chosen stimulus theme.

Jan 6 – Jan 27


Wood science in our environment

Students will explore a wood science-related issue within a local/global context. They will analyse the information/data collected, evaluate and present the findings of their research of the issue they have investigated.

Jan 6 – Jan 27


Engineering in Action

Students will individually or collaboratively, explore the applications of engineering in the world around them. They will investigate real life applications of the principles and processes of engineering and will communicate their findings through any appropriate media.

Apr 12 – Apr 30

CBA  1 

To be completed by Second Year Students 

Submission Dates  2020 - 2021

Dec 18th Home Ec.                         April 30th Music  

Jan 27th Woodwork                      April 30th Business                                                    

Jan 27th Graphics                           April 30th Metalwork                                   

Feb 12th History                             May 14th French                                    

 Feb 12th Science                             May 17th Geography  

Mar 12th Maths   

Mar 26th English

Mar 26th  Art                                          


Please Note CBA 1 in Gaeilge is completed in third year



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