Old Bawn Community School

Pobalscoil Lios na Coille

Believe and Achieve

Senior Cycle

Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme is based on the concept of continuous assessment. The teaching approach is practical and task based. It is a fully accepted and accredited part of the second level education system.

Features of the L.C.A. are:

  • Broad and balanced curriculum
  • Emphasis on practical work
  • Half yearly sessions with feedback every session
  • Four terms of work experience
  • Vocational preparation
  • Continuous assessment (credit accumulation)
  • Access to further education and training

Selection for L.C.A. is by interview and has proven to be a very popular course. Students are awarded a Leaving Certificate Applied Certificate on successful completion of the two years.

Leaving Certificate Curriculum

The following are core subjects:

  • Gaeilge
  • Maths
  • English
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education

* Students choose 4 subjects and students:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Business
  • Home Economics
  • French or German
  • Art Design & Communication Graphics
  • History
  • Construction Studies
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Applied Maths

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The LCVP is an additional subject designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the Leaving Cert. Students are encouraged to:

  • be innovative and enterprising
  • take responsibility for their own learning
  • adapt to changing circumstances
  • evaluate data and devise solutions to problems
  • communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively
  • work as part of a team with others
  • investigate and plan career options
  • use information and communication technologies
  • investigate local business and community enterprises
  • learn from their experiences

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