Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

LCVP

LCVP is a two year programme which combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self - directed learning, innovation and enterprise. All pupils study seven Leaving Cert subject plus Link Modules, which consists of the Preparation for the World of Work module and Enterprise Education.

LCVP POINTS

LCVP Grades

Points

Distinction

66

H4

Merit

46

H6

O2

Pass

28

O4

LCVP REQUIREMENTS

LCVP students must take a minimum of five Leaving Certificate Subjects (at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation Level) including Irish: Two of the optional subjects must be selected from one of the designated Vocational Subject Groupings.

VOCATIONAL SUBJECT GROUPINGS (VSG’s)

Specialist Groupings

1 Construction Studies; Engineering; DCG; Technology - Any Two
2 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or DCG
3 Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or DCG
4 Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
5 Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two
6 Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option
7 Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two
8 Physics and Chemistry
9 Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry

10 Biology and Agricultural Science

11 Art - Design Option or Craft Option and DCG

Services Groupings

12 Technology or Construction Studies or DCG and Accounting or Business or Economics
13 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics
14 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics
15 Art Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics
16 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics

Student must have the two vocational subject groupings, either from the 11 specialist groupings or the five service groupings. See VSG table below:

ASSESSMENT

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Worth 40 %

Takes place on the first Wednesday of May in 6th year

The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:

Section A: Audio Visual Presentation
Section B: Case Study (received in advance by students 1 month before the exam)
Section C: General Questions (Answer any 4 out of 6)

PORTFOLIO

Worth 60 %

Due the first Wednesday of March in 6th year

PORTFOLIO ITEMS

CORE ITEMS

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Curriculum Vitae

Recorded Interview

Career Investigation

Report on My Own Place

Summary Report

Enterprise/Action Report

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