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Kingswood Community College

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Senior Cycle- Leaving Cert Applied (LCA)

  • What is the Leaving Certificate Applied?

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical Leaving Certificate programme with a Vocational Focus.

  • What is different about Leaving Certificate Applied?

It is a practical Leaving Certificate programme which places particular emphasis on preparation for the world of work and life-long learning. Work experience is a significant component of the programme and students get to sample a range of jobs and get first hand experience of the world of work. The learning experiences are active and practical where students apply their knowledge, skills and experience to real life situations in the school, in the workplace and in the wider community.
The programme provides a wealth of opportunities which enhance the self esteem and confidence of students.
There is less emphasis on the final examinations as coursework is assessed throughout the two years and students' gain 'credits' as they go along.
Students' work and skill development is assessed in different ways including interviews, written, oral and practical components.
Four times throughout the two years students get a statement of their results from the State Examinations Commission. In this way they experience regular feedback on their success and achievement.

  • What courses (subjects) are offered in Leaving Certificate Applied?

All students of Leaving Certificate Applied take the following subjects:

- Vocational Preparation and Guidance
- English and Communication
- Mathematical Applications
- Information and Communication Technology
- Arts Education
- Social Education
- Gaeilge Chumarsáideach
- Modern Language
- Leisure and Recreation
- Elective Modules

In addition to the above the students complete two specialist vocational course. These Vocational Specialisms develop specific skills and knowledge relevant to a range of careers.
Schools choose two Vocational Specialism options from the following list:

- Active Leisure Studies
- Agriculture/ Horticulture
- Childcare/ Community Care
- Craft and Design
- Engineering
- Graphics and Constructions Studies
- Hair and Beauty
- Hotel Catering and Tourism
- Information and Communication Technology
- Office Administration and Customer Care
- Technology

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Jun 07
State Examinations commence.
Sep 19
1st Year Vaccinations
Oct 20
6th Year Trip to 'Hamlet'
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