Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) is taught to all Junior Certificate students. It aims to help you to become actively involved in your community, your country and the wider world.
In CSPE class you will get a chance to think about questions such as:
But you will do more than just thinking about these things.You will be taking action!
CSPE is all about understanding our community, our society and the wider world; how each work and how we can make them better.
Some of the things you may do are:
Being active in the classroom is very important in CSPE.
Some of the things you may do with your teacher and classmates are:
Some other things that will help you learn in class are:
Your teacher will let you know:
You will also see how you improve in:
CSPE will build on what you learned about ‘Myself and the Wider World’ in Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE). It will also build on what you learned about ‘Environmental Awareness and Care’ in the subjects Geography and Science within SESE.
At the moment,there is no subject called CSPE after the Junior Cert.However, a Leaving Certificate subject called Politics and Society is likely to be introduced in the future.What you have learned in CSPE will be useful if you study Geography,Home Economics, History or Economics in the Leaving Cert.
CSPE is examined at a common level. You will be assessed in two ways:
Yes, it will.You will find that building skills for citizenship in CSPE is similar to personal development in SPHE. You will find links between Religious Education and CSPE in learning about the community.Concepts of democracy, law,rights and responsibilities, and knowledge of Ireland and the wider world in CSPE will help you with History and Geography in the junior cycle.
You will find CSPE useful if you want to study politics or sociology or many other courses. You will also find it useful in your everyday life as it helps you to understand your community,society,the wider world.
[Information sourced from ncca.ie]
The Exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are three sections in the exam. Sections 1, 2 and 3.
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