The following subjects are available at Oaklands Community College to Leaving Certificate:
Politics and Society
Design and Communication Graphics (DCG)
Home Economics, Social and Scientific
Leaving Certificate Vocational Preparation (LCVP)
In some cases, students preparing for the traditional leaving certificate may qualify to undertake the Leaving Certificate Vocational Preparation. This qualification is on foot of certain subject combinations taken by students in their choice of study for leaving certificate. In addition to their traditional subjects, students undertake Link Modules as a subject to complete the LCVP. The link modules are examined through a portfolio completed over the two years of senior cycle and a written examination held in May of 6th year.
The Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
The Leaving Certificate Applied is an alternative to the Department of Education Leaving Certificate programme. The Leaving Certificate Applied is a different approach to education and training. Students apply their knowledge, skills and experience to practical tasks at school, in the workplace and in the wider community.
The Leaving Certificate Applied challenges young people by setting them major tasks. These tasks demand that students make links across the various courses they have taken.
Credits are awarded to the student upon completion of each task. The Leaving Certificate Applied promotes interpersonal communication skills, self-initiative, teamwork and high achievement.
The course is made up of modules:
Key assignments must be completed at the end of each module
Credits are awarded as key assignments are completed
90% attendance is required for credits to be awarded
Satisfactory Completion of Modules / Key Assignments (Maximum 62 credits)
Performance of Student Tasks (Maximum 10 credits per task – 7 Tasks in total = 70 credits) 3. Performance in the Terminal Examinations. (Maximum 68 credits)