Programmes at Ardee Community School

Senior Cycle

At Senior Cycle we offer two parallel programmes, the conventional Leaving Certificate and the Leaving Certificate Applied.

Leaving Cert Applied – LCA

This is a recognised practical based programme aimed at those students who have difficulty accessing the depth of study needed for the conventional Leaving Certificate.Students participate in a series of structured tasks, projects, interviews, orals and final exams. Attendance by students on the programme has to be over 90%. Students can use this qualification to access third level education through the Post Leaving Certificate Course (PLC) route. There is one day’s work experience per week over the two years.

Conventional Leaving Certificate

We offer a very comprehensive range of subjects. To date, most students get to study most if not all their chosen subjects. Students choose four option subjects.

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)**

This is an additional programme which runs in conjunction with the conventional Leaving Certificate. It focuses on enterprise and preparation for the world of work. It provides an additional qualification/subject for those who meet the entry requirements.  The majority of our students take this option and many count it, as one of their six subjects for entry into college. All colleges in Ireland now accept LCVP as a subject. The programme involves coursework (60%) including work experience, an extensive portfolio, a mini company, a recorded interview and a final exam (40%).

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