Lusk Community College

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

29-November-17

What is the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)?

It is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme. This programme is aimed at preparing students for adult and working life.
The programme emphasises forms of achievement and excellence which the established Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past

It offers students specific opportunities to prepare for and progress to further education and training

The LCA Programme

  • Prepares students for adult and working life
  • Recognises talents of all pupils
  • Promotes communication and decision making skills
  • Applies knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems

Assessment

What’s different about The Leaving Certificate Applied is that students are examined on their work as they go along. Students must have 90% attendance to pass. The programme is divided into half year blocks called ‘sessions’ of which there are four over the two year programme. Students are assessed on their work in January and May of each year when a session ends.

All Leaving Cert Applied students take the following courses:

  • Vocational Preparation and Guidance
  • English and Communication
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Arts Education
  • Social Education
  • Irish/Spanish
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Active Leisure
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • ICT

The 5th year LCA students are currently completing work on their first task in Art which will be examined in February.

The 6th year LCA students are completing work on their ICT, and Social Education tasks which will be examined in February.

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24 2019
Incoming First Year Information Evening
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Lusk Community College
Raheny Lane
Rathmore Road
Lusk
Co. Dublin
Ireland

01 513 0000

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