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.

Events
Sep
30 2019
School Closed
Oct
15 2019
6th Year Parent/ Teacher Meeting
Oct
28 2019
October Midterm Break
Nov
11 2019
November Exams
19-Sep-2019
Application forms are now being accepted until Friday 27th Sept 2019.
13-Sep-2019
Niamh Fay is the new European Youth champion, taking home her gold medal after a high-octane, high-punching performance in Sofia, Bulgaria.
13-Sep-2019
Our open evening will take place from 5 - 8pm this Wed 18th September. All welcome!
20-Aug-2019
Schedule for Students' Return
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Lusk Community College
Raheny Lane
Rathmore Road
Lusk
Co. Dublin
Ireland

01 513 0000

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