Music in Columba College

Columba College now offers music as an exam subject. The requirement for Junior Cycle Music focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, skills and cultural awareness through the practical and cognitive engagement with music.

Learning about and through the arts is fundamental to an education that aspires to nurture and support the development of the whole person.

Junior cycle education places students at the centre of the educational experience, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society, and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives. Junior cycle is inclusive of all students and contributes to equality of opportunity, participation and outcome for all.

The assessment of music will comprise two Classroom-Based Assessments: Composition portfolio and a Programme note; a practical examination and a written examination. All assessments will be at a common level. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) will assess the practical examination (held towards the end of third year) and the written examination in June of third year.