Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

WHAT IS THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE APPLIED?

This is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical or vocationally orientated Senior Cycle programme. It is one of three Leaving Certificate options offered by Ardscoil na Tríonóide.

WHAT DOES ‘APPLIED’ MEAN?

The LCA allows the student to apply the learning and experiences gained over the two years to practical educational tasks in school, in the workplace and in the wider community.

WHAT SUBJECTS DO LCA STUDENTS STUDY?

Subjects in LCA are divided into 4 sections:

  1. Vocational Preparation

Vocational Preparation including Work Placements on Fridays.

Guidance.

English and Communication.

  1. Vocational Education

Vocational Specialism 1- Hotel, Catering and Tourism.

Vocational Specialism 2 - Information and Communication Technology.

Mathematical Applications.

Introduction to ITC.

  1. General Education

Social Education.

Languages

Year 1 – Gaeilge

Year 2 – French

Arts Education.

Year 1 – Music

Year 2 – Visual Arts.

Leisure and Recreation.

  1. Elective subjects

Year 1

  • Religious Education.
  • Visual Arts.

Year 2

  • Religious Education.

HOW DO SUDENTS GAIN CREDITS?

There are a total of 200 credits available to each student.

These credits are earned in THREE ways.

  1. Key assignments plus 90% attendance in class
  2. SEVEN major TASKS undertaken over the Two year programme
  3. A written examination at the end of the year 2

HOW IS THE LCA AWARDED?

The LCA is awarded at THREE LEVELS:

PASS

120-139 credits

(60%-69%)

MERIT

140-169 credits

(70%-84%)

DISTINCTION

170-200 credits

(85%-100%)

DO LCA STUDENTS GO ON TO FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

YES. The students may apply for most PLC course.

Students should consult the school’s careers counsellors about pathways available after LCA.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR LCA?

An early expression of interest is advised.

Students and parents who are interested in this programme should TICK the LCA BOX on the SENIOR OPTIONS FORM. One may also contact the LCA coordinator.

LCA has an upper limit of 15 places. Interviews are held as part of the process of allocating places.

The LCA allows the student to apply the learning and experiences gained over the two years to practical educational tasks in school, in the workplace and in the wider community.

Subjects studied include:

Agriculture/Horticulture

Hotel Catering and Tourism

Engineering

Technology

Office Administration and Customer Care

Childcare/Community Care

Graphics and Construction Studies

Craft and Design

Hair and Beauty

Information and Communications Technology

Active Leisure Studies

Four Elective Modules must also be chosen

WHAT ARE ELECTIVE MODULES?

  • Four Elective Modules must be chosen from course areas where extra modules are available.
  • Two courses, Religious Education and Science also offer modules that can be taken as electives.
  • One is not allowed to choose Elective modules from vocational specialisms already being taken.

DO LEAVING CERTIFICATE APPLIED STUDENTS RECEIVE A LEAVING CERTIFICATE?

  • Yes, students who successfully complete the programme will receive a Leaving Certificate from the State Examinations Commission.
  • All credits awarded will be recorded on the Leaving Certificate Applied parchment.

Sep
24 2018
Mass for 1st year parents & students 7.30 pm followed by an information meeting
Oct
01 2018
School closed
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R14 DK12,
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