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Junior Cycle Success - Science


Junior Cycle Success – Science is designed to support student learning in the new Junior Cycle Science specification, introduced in 2016 and first examined in 2019. All strands are covered in detail – the nature of science, earth and space and the physical, chemical and biological worlds.

The revision book includes examples of how scientists work and how scientific evidence can be gathered and evaluated. Clear guidelines are included to help students carry out laboratory investigations and scientific research, which are assessed during two CBAs during second and third year, to a high standard.

Junior Cycle Success adopts a topic-based approach to Science, with all topics presented in student-friendly language with appealing diagrams and images. Key exam topics are covered in detail, e.g., Energy, Cells, Climate Change, Atomic Structure, Cycles in Nature and Sustainability.

In order to give students confidence prior to the exam, sample questions and answers are provided in SEC format.

Additional online resources are accessible through the use of QR codes throughout the textbook. 

Michael Kavanagh

About the Author

Michael has been teaching Science and Biology at St Augustine’s College, Dungarvan since 1992. He is the current chairperson for the Waterford branch of the Irish Science Teachers’ Association. Through his involvement with the ISTA, he has arranged a variety of webinars to support teachers in the different strands of the Science specification. He has produced a bank of resources and workbooks online for both Biology and Science.
He has acted as an associate with the JCT science team and has assisted in the delivery of in-service for teachers on the new Junior Cycle specification. He is currently an associate with the senior cycle Biology team with the PDST. He presented projects with the Irish Science on Stage team in Prague in April 2022 and is currently working on a joint project for the next European Science on Stage meeting in Finland in 2024.

Michael Kavanagh - Author

The Junior Cycle Success series reduces a student’s stress by:

•    Giving them an overview of the course and what they have to learn
•    Showing them how to prepare for their CBAs and final exam
•    Breaking each subject down into manageable topics 
•    Giving sample questions and answers for each topic
•    Using easy-to-follow language and graphics
•    Providing QR codes to access additional online resources  

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