Leaving Cert Applied Option

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Leaving Cert Applied Option

  1. 1. Leaving Certificate Applied A Different Way
  2. 2. What is the Leaving Certificate Applied? A self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for working life or Post Leaving Cert Courses.
  3. 3. Who is it for? Students who are not catered for by other Leaving Certificate.
  4. 4. I decided to do LCA because I felt it would help me learn more about life today.
  5. 5. What I liked about it was the fact that you got credits as you went along and I liked doing the tasks and assignments.
  6. 6. I wanted to do LCA because it was a more active course and was very different from the Traditional Leaving Certificate.
  7. 7. I chose to do LCA because I enjoyed doing project work and independent research.
  8. 8. I loved the idea of doing projects and assignments in LCA so that’s why I chose to do it.
  9. 9. Preparing students for adult & working life What is it for?
  10. 10. Recognises talents of all pupils What is it for?
  11. 11. Promotes communication & decision making skills What is it for?
  12. 12. Applies knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems What is it for?
  13. 13. Curriculum Can Include: Vocational Preparation & Guidance English & Communications Mathematical Computers Horticulture Construction Studies Hotel Catering And Tourism Art Spanish & Irish Leisure & Recreation Social Education
  14. 14. Assessment Satisfactory completion of Modules 62 credits (31%) 7 Student tasks 70 credits (35%) Final examinations 68 credits (34%) Total 200 credits (100%)
  15. 15. Certificate awarded at three levels: Distinction (85-100%) (170 - 200 credits) Merit (70-84 %) (140 - 169 credits) Pass (60-69 %) (120 - 139 credits)
  16. 16. “It taught me about hidden skills and talents I had and it set me on the right career path”
  17. 17. “I think it matures you a bit more and it really prepares you for when you leave school”
  18. 18. “You also get to learn more about yourself and what you’re capable of doing.”
  19. 19. I really loved the four sessions of work experience
  20. 20. The Difference in the End Leaving Cert Applied 1. Well prepared for work. 2. Will be experienced in interviews. 3. Good at working in a team. 4. Have good self knowledge Leaving Cert 1. Well prepared for further study. 2. Good at dealing with pressure. 3. Will have learned more from books. 4. Be competent academically

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