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Junior Certificate of Education (JCE)


The Junior Certificate of Education is a school based junior schooling qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 9 on successful completion of the junior phase of learning.

At The Gap State High School, the JCE has been strategically designed with 3 aspects in mind:

  • As an explicit framework to track student progress and engagement

  • A tool to enable students to self-regulate their own learning through a systematic cycle of inquiry

  • Recognition of students readiness to embark on their Senior Schooling journey

How the JCE Works 

For a student to be awarded a JCE they will need to achieve a significant amount of learning, at a set standard – including being literate and numerate. This requires achieving a ‘C’ standard or higher in a number of core and elective subjects across 2 Semesters in Year 9. 

To be awarded The Gap State High School Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) students must at the completion of Year 9:

  • Accumulate at least 12 out of the 14 available credits

  • Achieve a C standard or better in English & Maths 

Year 7 and 8 will be regarded as transition years where students will set goals, track their results, but only credits achieved in Semester 1 and 2 of Year 9 will be used to achieve the JCE.