Our aim in Carrigtwohill Community College is to ensure that all students fulfil their potential. In order to ensure that this is achieved, it is crucial that students are encouraged to strive for academic excellence. Teaching and Learning is at the core of our college ethos where varied and engaging teaching methodologies are used to ensure that all students, regardless of ability or learning styles, are enabled to maximise their success. Students are monitored through classroom work, homework, informal assessment and formal assessment.
All students within the college will be assessed on a regular basis. This will occur through a variety of means: classroom work, homework, class tests, peer assessment, observation and formal examination. All teachers will employ Assessment for Learning methods of assessment to ensure students come to understand how they learn and can identify where, and more importantly why, mistakes are being made. This approach towards effective assessment has proven to improve students’ academic success and progression.
All students will be formally assessed on a monthly basis. Following these monthly assessments, reports outlining attendance, general behaviour and the progress of each student will be made available. This enables academic tracking to take place and can help parents and teachers identify areas where extra support may be appropriate.
Homework and Homework Club
Homework plays a vital role in the academic development and learning of our students. Supervised After-School Study will be provided for all students where they will be offered assistance with assigned homework and will be introduced to a structured learning and study environment.
The Academic Council, comprised of teachers within the College, will meet to discuss the academic progression of students and implement plans on how further improvements can be achieved. The role of the Council will be to identify methods of best teaching practice and to examine how these can be implemented across the entire school. This will allow students to maximise their achievements. A specific emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy development to aid progression across all subject areas.