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Alexandra College

Civic, Social and Political Education

An Action Project is 60% of overall Junior Certificate exam.

Teachers in this Department:

  • Paula Swan Co-ordinator
  • Dr John Hennessy
  • Reuben O Conluain
  • Emma Rothwell
  • Elizabeth O Reilly

Field Trips

1st Year

Trip To DSPCA Stocking Lane or any charity organization

2nd Year

Government Buildings, Dáil Éireann and the Seanad

3rd Year

Dublin Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate street

What sets this Department apart from other schools

The subject focuses on active learning where the students engage in activities inside and outside the classroom.

The emphasis is on learning-by-doing.

Examples include:

  • Fundraising events, cake-sales, fun-days or sponsored events
  • Mock Elections
  • Giving an Assembly to raise awareness
  • Questionnaires/Surveys
  • Poster Campaigns
  • Spring Clean
  • Inviting Guest Speakers
  • Additional Information
  • Different methodologies:
  • Group-work
  • Structured discussion
  • Brainstorming
  • Walking debate
  • Case studies / Case Tracking
  • Role play
  • Drama / Film