Leaving Cert Vocational Programme

Some aims of the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme are: LCVP students 2007 selling Christmas cards for Marymount.
To prepare young people for adult life.
To develop skills fundamental to academic & vocational success
To promote innovation and enterprise, active and independent learning and communication skills.
Head of Department: Maureen Shanahan
Teachers: Therese Bowen, Eileen O'Connor, Frances Hurley, Jill Bradley
Course Outline
Senior Cycle
LCVP is optional at Senior Cycle.
Programme Requirements At least five Leaving Certificate Subjects, one of which must be Irish.
Two subjects selected from one of the Vocational Subject groupings outlined below.
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
Vocational Specialist Groupings Two subjects are selected from one of the Vocational Subject Groupings.
Specialist Groupings
1 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology
3 Ag. Science and Constr. Studies or Engineering or Technology
4 Ag. Science and Chemistry or Physics
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
Assessment 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 structure of the Written Examination is as follows:
Section A Audio Visual Presentation
Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C General Questions (4 out of 6)
The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks.
Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate.

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