Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Apart from the Transition Year Programme, our school offers the traditional Leaving Certificate and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.
Students taking certain combinations of subjects in the Leaving certificate are recognised as LCVP students. This programme allows those students to have project work, together with work experience, reckoned as a sixth subject for points. It is a considerable advantage to have project work carried out during school time, accepted as an examination subject.
The subjects which qualify a student for LCVP are:
Construction Studies or Engineering or Technical Drawing (any two).
Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering.
Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering
Agricultural science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics and Chemistry (combined).
Home Economics and Agricultural Science or Biology.
Home Economics and Art.
Accounting or Business or Economics (any two).
Physics and Chemistry.
Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics and Chemistry (combined).
Engineering and Business or Accounting or Economics.
Construction Studies and Business or Accounting or Economics.
Home Economics and Business or Accounting or Economics.
Agricultural Science and Business or Accounting or Economics.
Art and Business or Accounting or Economics.
Music and Business or Accounting or Economics.
The Student of course takes Irish, English, Maths and two further subjects as usual. There is no difference for LCVP students and ordinary LC students.
Three additional short courses or modules are done by LCVP students. They are:
Preparation for Work
The modules are examined by portfolio (60%) and examination (40%). Examinations for the modules will be held in May of Leaving Certificate year. The marks for the modules are put together and points allocated for entry to third level in place of a Leaving Certificate subject, if the student so wishes. Students will benefit by:
Taking responsibility for their own learning;
Working as a member of a team or group;
Gaining knowledge of the world of work;
Learning about setting up and running enterprise initiatives.