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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