Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

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This is a two year programme beginning from September of 5th Year. It focuses on preparing students for adult and working life. The programme sets out to recognise the talents of all students and to provide opportunities for developing personal responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge, and helps students apply what they learn to the real world.
The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called sessions. Achievement is credited in each session. Courses are offered in three main areas: Vocational Preparation; General Education; and Vocational Education.

Assessment

Assessment takes place on the completion of modules, and there is also a final examination in each of the following areas:

English and Communications
Two Vocational Specialism
Mathematical Applications
Languages (Irish, Spanish, French)
Social Education

Additional subjects offered:

Agriculture/Horticulture
ICT (Vocational Specialism)
Introduction to ICT (5LCA)
Vocational Preparation & Guidance
Visual Art

Grading

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded a Leaving Certificate from the Department of Education and Skills. The certificate is awarded at three levels: Pass; Merit; and Distinction.

For more details contact: info@northmonastery.ie