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Junior Cycle Music: Draft curriculum specification

The consultation on the draft curriculum specification for junior cycle music is now closed. Read the consultation report here
The draft specification can be accessed here. 

A Background Paper and Brief for the Review of Junior Cycle Music is now available for 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 on this paper. 

Read the Background Paper for Junior Cycle Music here. 

Read the consultation report here. 


Subject review

The development of the new Junior Cycle Music specification has begun. To provide a strong, representative and responsive basis for its curriculum and development work the NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects. The Music Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. Reports of development group meetings will be made available below.
Development Group Meeting 1: February 2016
Development Group Meeting 2: March 2016
Development Group Meeting 3: April 2016
Development Group Meeting 4: May 2016
Development Group Meeting 5: September 2016
Development Group Meeting 6: October 2016 
Development Group Meeting 7: November 2016 
Development Group Meeting 8: December 2016 
Development Group Meeting 9: January 2017