The new subject was first introduced in September 2016 to 41 schools participating in an initial subject pilot. The subject assessment consists of a final written examination worth 80% of the marks and a coursework component, a Citizenship Project Report to be completed under the supervision of the class teacher, worth 20% of the marks available for the subject. The Citizenship Project titles are common to Higher and Ordinary Level.
Sample Papers: Higher Level Ordinary Level
The PDST Politics & Society team has held a number of seminars and presented at conferences with the purpose of supporting teachers in implementing the NCCA Politics & Society specification. The support material used at these events are accessible for download.
A Learning Path is a feature on Scoilnet that enables teachers to select and organise resources from the Scoilnet site into a sequence and share it with their peers or students.
Each Learning Path generates a unique url that can be easily shared or posted on the school website or blog. Learning Paths are also available as PDF.
Politics & Society teacher, Grainne McKeever, has shared her series of podcasts with an accompanying resource pack. She hopes the pack will inspire some future philosophers, whether in the fields of law, politics, sociology, economics, anthropology, or at the very least give you some interesting food for thought.
Teachers can share Politics & Society resources on Scoilnet using their Scoilnet account. Resources shared on Scoilnet can be refined by the Politics & Society topics, contributor, format and best rated or most viewed.
View All Politics & Society Resources Here
Teachers of the new Politics and Society subject can also access a dedicated subject forum to share ideas and experiences. To access the forum, Politics and Society teachers need to sign into their Scoilnet account.
The forum is broken down into categories reflecting each strand of the curriculum.
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To register for a Scoilnet Account you will need to have a Teaching Council number and a roll number for your school in Ireland.
If you already have a Scoilnet Account then you can sign in here.
A Scoilnet account will allow you to upload your resources or weblinks to Scoilnet as well as enabling you to share and add resources to a favourites listing. Users who have a Scoilnet Account will also be able to fully access Scoilnet Maps and Census@School from home.
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