Senior Cycle - LCVP
During 5th and 6th year our students study either LCVP or LCA :-
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme -LCVP
The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a senior cycle Programme of the Department of Education & Science, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise. This two-year programme is part of an expanded provision that aims to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs at senior cycle.
Students study two LCVP Modules – Preparation for the World of Work & Enterprise Education – Assessment of the Link Modules - LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%). The written examination takes place in May of the Leaving Certificate Year.
Over the course of their two years in senior cycle, LCVP students will have to prepare a portfolio of work which will be a major part of their overall assessment. They will also be required to sit a written terminal examination – this will take place before the traditional Leaving Certificate written examinations in June.
Programme Requirements for students taking the Leaving Certificate Examination are:
- At least five Leaving Certificate subjects plus the Link Modules, one of which must be Irish
- Two of the above subjects must be selected from one of the designated Vocational Subject Groupings
- Two Link Modules: Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education
- A recognised course in a Modern European Language other than Irish or English.