An Teastas Sóisearach
Junior Cert Irish builds on the language developed during primary education. The learners vocabulary is reinforced and enriched and the four language skills ( listening , speaking , reading and writing ) are further developed. In addition the learners linguistic and cultural awareness are expanded over the three years of Junior Cycle . New specifications for Irish were introduced in September 2017 for incoming first years .
Leaving Cert Irish builds upon the language developed during Junior Cycle. All four language skills are further developed in order to enable the learner take an active part in the bilingual society in which we live . The learner is encouraged to develop his/her views on a range of topics . Irish is assessed at three levels ie. Foundation , Ordinary and Higher level. The learners’ oral competency is assessed around Easter of the final year , in an exam worth 40% at each level and the other 3 skills are assessed in June .