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The development of a new curriculum specification for Junior Cycle History is currently underway.

Junior Cycle History: Draft curriculum specification

The consultation on the draft specification for Junior Cycle History is now closed. A consultation report will be published shortly.
The draft specification can be accessed here.

Background Paper for Junior Cycle History

The Background Paper and Brief for the review of Junior Cycle History is now available for public consultation.

The purpose of the background paper is to explore the development of the subject at junior cycle; to highlight good practice at home and abroad; and to use evidence-based research to inform the revision of the specification. The NCCA would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will be used to inform the development of the specification for Junior Cycle History.

The Background Paper can be accessed here and our Student Voice consultation video is available here.

Click here to complete the short online survey.

Consultation will close on 13th January, 2017. 

Subject review

The NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects in order to provide a strong, representative voice to its work. The History Development Group consists of nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. The new specification for History will be developed by the History Development Group.