St. Wolstan's Community School

2nd Year CBA Schedule

Draft - 2nd YEAR CBAs 2021/2024

· Irish CBA1 is assessed in 3rd Year only

· CSPE (starts for current 1st years) and SPHE are covered over 6 weeks

· Geography, Graphics, English, Wood Technology, Maths, Science, French and History are covered over 3 weeks

· Business Studies is covered over 4 weeks

· Portfolios for Art, Home Economics and Music are completed from January to early May

· SLARs should take place within a month of the completion of the CBA.

Subject

Duration

Dates

SPHE

6 weeks

Mon. 13th March – Fri. 28th April ‘23

Technology

CBA 1

3 weeks

Students have the option of investigating a controlled system that currently exists in their chosen local
setting or alternatively, they may choose to explore the option of introducing a controlled system that
would result in it having a defined function.

Mon. 24th April – Fri. 12th May ‘23

Visual Art

CBA 1

4 months

From Process to Realisation: Group or individual project where students choose to work from one of a range of given themes to develop their ideas and create a realised work.

During a maximum of four months with support/guidance from teacher.

Thur. 5th Jan. - Fri. 28th April. ‘23

Home Economics

CBA 1

8-10 weeks

Creative Textiles: This is an individual project. Students will produce evidence of the application of the design brief process to one of the following options:

Make a creative textile item for an individual or the home or recycle or upcycle a creative textile item for an individual or the home.

Thur. 5th Jan. - Fri. 28th April. ‘23

Business

CBA 1

4 weeks

Business in Action Group Project: Based on one of three options:

Enterprise in action

Economics in action

Finance in action

During a maximum of four weeks with support/guidance from teacher.

Mon. 16th Jan. – Fri. 10th Feb. ‘23

Geography

CBA 1

3 weeks

Geography in the news: Structured inquiry through a response to a recent geographical event(s). Response to a media source. Response may be presented in a wide range of formats.

At the end of a three-week period students will report on their inquiry, based on a recent media source, relating to a geographical event.

Mon. 13th Mar.- Fri. 31st Mar.’23

History

CBA 1

3 weeks

The Past in My Place: Display which can be completed by a group, pair or individual.

During a maximum of 3 weeks with support/guidance from teacher.

Mon. 20th Feb. –Fri. 10th March ‘23

Science

CBA 1

3 weeks

Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI): A student will, over a three-week period, formulate a scientific hypothesis, plan and conduct an experimental investigation to test their hypothesis, generate and analyse primary data, and reflect on the process, with support/guidance from the teacher

Mon. 17th April – Fri. 5th May ‘23

Maths

CBA 1

3 weeks

Mathematical Investigation: A report may be presented in a wide range of formats. A student will, over a three-week period, follow the problem-solving cycle to investigate a mathematical problem.

Problem-solving cycle: define a problem; decompose it into manageable parts and/or simplify it using appropriate assumptions; translate the problem to mathematics if necessary; engage with the problem and solve it if possible; interpret any findings in the context of the original problem.

Mon. 9th Jan. -Fri. 27th Jan. ‘23

Music

CBA 1

N/A

Composition Portfolio: Two pieces chosen from her portfolio. Compositions are produced over time with support and guidance from teacher.

Thur. 5th Jan. - Fri. 28th April. ‘23

Physical Education

CBA 1

6 weeks

Athletics

Mon. 20th Feb. – Fri. 31st Mar. ‘23

English

CBA 1

3 weeks

Oral Communication: Individual or group communication or presentation/performance. During a period of 3 weeks, with support/guidance by the teacher.

Mon. 21st Nov. – Fri. 9th Dec. 22

Spanish

CBA 1

3 weeks

Oral Communication in the target language: Individual, pair or group communication using an interview, role-play, presentation (accompanied by question-and - answer session) or conversation in response to stimulus material.

During a maximum of three weeks, with support and guidance from teacher.

Mon. 20th Feb. – Fri. 10th Mar. ‘23

French

CBA 1

3 weeks

Oral Communication in the target language: Individual, pair or group communication using an interview, role-play, presentation (accompanied by question-and - answer session) or conversation in response to stimulus material.

During a maximum of three weeks, with support and guidance from teacher.

Mon. 20th Feb. – Fri. 10th Mar. ‘23

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