St Vincent's Secondary School

Leaving Certificate Applied

06-February-18
Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at 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. The programme focuses on the talents of each student and helps students apply what they learn to the real world. It is intended to meet the needs of those students who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes or who choose not to opt for those programmes.

Course Structure
The Programme is divided into three distinct areas: Vocational Preparation, Vocational Education, General Education

Vocational Preparation

  • Vocational Preparation and Guidance
  • Work experience: (each Friday of term time) students take responsibility for securing their own work experience, and students are encouraged to undertake a variety of work experience placements over the course of the two years of the programme. In exceptional circumstances where a student is unsuccessful in securing a work placement, the school will endeavour to find her a placement.
  • English and Communications

Vocational Education

  • Hotel Catering and Tourism (Vocational Specialism)
  • Information and Communications Technology (Vocational Specialism)

General EducationReligion (elective) Science (elective)

  • Craft and Design (elective)
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Social Education
  • Introduction to Information and Communications Technology
  • Gaeilge Chumarsáideach
  • French (Modern European Language)
  • Visual Art (Arts Education)
  • Leisure and Recreation

Assessment
There are three modes of assessment: Module completion, Student Tasks, Final written and Practical Examinations

Module Completion
Courses are divided into modules. On completion of a module the teacher verifies that students have completed the key assignments associated with the module and have attended 90% of classes associated with that module. Students meeting these criteria are awarded credits towards their final overall result at the end of January in any given year and or at the end of May in any given year.

Student Tasks
Students carry out 7 Tasks over the course of the two years; 1 in session 1 of year one, 2 in session 2 of year 2 and 3 in session 3 in Year 2. The final Task is undertaken over the course of the two years. The State Examinations Commission examines tasks and results are issued to the student at the beginning of the following session.

Final Examinations
Practical examinations take place in May of year two in both Vocational Specialisms: Hotel Catering and Tourism, and Information and Communications Technology.

Written examinations take place in June of year two in Mathematical Applications, Gaeilge Chumarsáideach, English and Communications, French (Modern European Language) and Social Education.

Oral Examinations take place in May of year 2 in English and Communication. Oral exams for Gaeilge Chumarsáideach and French (Modern European Language) are rotated between year 1 and year 2.

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St Vincent's Secondary School
Seatown Place
Dundalk
Co. Louth
Ireland


042 933 2790


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