Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
The aims of junior cycle CSPE are to develop active citizens with
- a sense of belonging
- a capacity to gain access to information and structures relating to the society in which they live
- an ability and confidence to participate in democratic society.
Junior Certificate CSPE is studied at Common Level.
The course is based on 7 core concepts:
- Human rights and responsibilities
- Human dignity
There are 4 units of study
Unit 1 – The Individual and Citizenship Unit 2 – The Community Unit 3 – The State – Ireland Unit 4 – Ireland and the world
Junior Certificate Civic, Social and Political Education is assessed at Common Level. There are two assessment components:
|A Report on an Action Project or A Course Work Assessment Booklet||60%|
CSPE is part of the of the Junior Certificate core curriculum in all post-primary schools since 1997.