The Leaving Certificate (Applied) is a two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for working life and further education. Students may progress from further education to third level courses.
You should choose Leaving Certificate (Applied) if you:
would prefer continuous assessment
want to be involved in work experience over two years to assist entry into the workforce.
like a varied school day including more practical subjects.
want everyday use of computers
want to be involved in project work and class trips e.g. weekend adventure centre, Croke Park, DSPCA centre, Ploughing Championships, Kepak and farm visits
Important Things About LCA
Smaller class size.
Attendance is part of final grade. (90% attendance is required)
Continuous Assessment (60% Course work - 40% Final Exam)
What subjects will you be studying?
English and Communications.
Vocational Preparation and Guidance.
Construction/Hotel Catering & Tourism
Agriculture & Horticulture
Calendar of Events
Visits to various business companies
Can You Go To 3rd Level? Yes, but you must successfully complete a 1 year PLC course.
Other Options After LCA
Employment e.g. Garda, Tourism, Catering Industry, Banks, Army etc.