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Junior Cycle

The Guidance Department operates a separate programme for the Junior Cycle, i.e. Forms 1, 2 and 3

Form 1

  • Open Day for prospective pupils and parents
  • First Year Evening
  • Assessment testing for identifying levels of achievement and any remediation needs, e.g. Cognitive Abilities Test
  • Induction - Help pupils to adjust to the demands of second-level school, e.g. many teachers, longer day, homework style, changing fiendship patterns, etc.
  • Be observant for bullying and peer group pressures through the Mentor system
  • Identifying pupils at risk. Consult with teachers, 'Safety Circle' and Housepersons, when approriate. Share relevant information.
  • Counsel pupils who come for support, whether self-referred or referred by others.
  • Teach SPHE module to Form 1.
  • Liaise with the Special Needs Department to identify pupils with special needs with regard to exam requirements, e.g. Spelling waiver, Dyslexia.
  • All Form 1 have a study skills seminar at the beginning of the year.

Form 2

  • Teach SPHE module to Form 2.
  • Counsel pupils who come for support, whether self-referred or referred by others.
  • Identifying pupils at risk. Consult with teachers, 'Safety Circle' and Housepersons, when approriate. Share relevant information.
  • Be observant for bullying and peer group pressures through the Mentor system.

Form 3

  • All Form 3 receive study skills, exam pressure and motivation after the Mocks.
  • Meet pupils on an individual basis when required to discuss subject levels and coping skills.
  • All Form 3 and their parents have a meeting with the Guidance Department and the Transition Year Co-ordinator at the end of third year.
  • Liaise with the Special Needs Department to identify pupils with special needs with regard to exam requirements, e.g. Spelling waiver, Dyslexia.
  • Particular attention will be needed for those pupils identified as being at risk academically, socially or in other ways.
  • Be observant for bullying and peer group pressures through the Mentor system
  • Counsel pupils who come for support, whether self-referred or referred by others.
  • Teach SPHE module to Form 3.
  • Identifying pupils at risk. Consult with teachers, 'Safety Circle' and Housepersons, when approriate. Share relevant information.
  • King's Hospital Junior Cycle Guidance