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  1. Ashbourne Community School 2017/18 Options after the Junior Certificate K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  2. CHOICES FOR SENIOR CYCLE • TALENTS • SKILLS • INTERESTS K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  3. Options Transition Year Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Established Leaving Certificate K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  4. MATRICULATION • THIS MEANS THAT EACH COLLEGE HAS ITS OWN BASIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • UCD,UCC,UCG,MAYNOOTH,TCD • IN ADDITION SOME COURSES REQUIRE PARTICULAR GRADES IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  5. SUBJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION for COLLEGES • MATHS – compulsory • SCIENCE - do I need one ? • ENGLISH or IRISH – compulsory • LANGUAGE - do I need one ? K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  6. SO GO FOR……….. • What you are interested in • The subjects you like • What you are prepared to work at • What will satisfy you • What you need for your future K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  7. The New Leaving Certificate Points Scale 2017 K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  8. Leaving Certificate Points System From 2017 K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  9. Maths Bonus Points • 25 bonus points will continue to be awarded for Higher Level Mathematics for H6 grades and above. • For example, if an applicant receives a H6 grade, an additional 25 points will be added to the 46 points already awarded for a H6 grade • Foundation Level Mathematics -to be confirmed. K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  10. Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  11. Need for Essential Subjects Certain courses require matriculation requirements plus subject requirements Always consult college prospectuses K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  12. CAREERS ON THE INTERNET • www.qualifax.ie • www.careersportal.ie • www.careersnews.ie K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  13. Leaving Certificate • Geography • History • Politics & Society K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  14. Leaving Certificate • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Agricultural Science K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  15. Leaving Certificate • ART (J.C.) / ability + portfolio • MUSIC (J.C.) / read music • HOME ECONOMICS – consult H.Ec. teachers. (J.C. Science) K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  16. LEAVING CERTIFICATE • Architectural Technology • Engineering • Design & Communication Graphics K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  17. Leaving Certificate • French • German • Spanish • Japanese K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  18. Leaving Certificate • ACCOUNTING ( J.C. Bus. Stds. Hons.) • BUSINESS • ECONOMICS K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  19. L.C.V.P. Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  20. The LCVP is a programme and is not considered a subject for entry into Third Level or FE colleges K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  21. An Enhanced Leaving Certificate • The LCVP is a Leaving Certificate with a strengthened Vocational aspect • Vocational refers to the development of ‘Transferable Skills’ K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  22. Team Working Critical Thinking Flexibility Leadership Basic I.T. Motivation to Learn Communication Enterprise / Initiative Transferable Skills K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  23. LCVP Structure Many LCVP Students take seven Leaving Certificate Subjects plus the Link Modules. At ACS we offer two ways of taking LCVP. K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  24. LCVP Link Modules • Preparation for the World of Work • Enterprise Education K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  25. Preparation for the World ofWork Purpose: The Link Module, Preparation for the World of Work, is designed to provide the student with a general knowledge of the world of work, the skills to find employment and experience in an adult working environment. K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  26. Enterprise Education Purpose: The Link module, Enterprise Education, encourages students to identify enterprising skills, profile an entrepreneur, investigate business and community enterprises and set up their own enterprise projects as vehicles of learning. K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  27. Purpose of the Link ModulesThe link Modules help you put theory into practiceVocational Link BusinessSubjects Modules Community Work/Career K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  28. Typical LCVP Activities • Invited Visitors • Site Visits • Case Studies • Work Experience • Video Interviews • Computer Classes K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  29. Link Modules Assessment The Link Modules are assessed by written examination ( 40% ) and Portfolio ( 60% ) K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  30. Link Module Assessment Written Examination • Section A: Audio Visual Video sequence of an enterprise • Section B:Case Study Received 4 weeks in advance • Section C: General Questions Choice of 4 questions from 6 K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  31. Link Modules AssessmentPortfolio of Coursework Core Items: CV Career Investigation Enterprise/action Plan Summary report Options - Any 2 : Diary of Work Experience Enterprise Report Recorded Interview Report on ‘My Own Place’ K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  32. Grades for LCVP K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  33. LCVP Recognition(Pass 50 -64%) (Merit 65 -79%) Dist.(80-100%) Universities & Institutes of Technology K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  34. What is the Leaving Cert. Applied? • It is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  35. Leaving Certificate Applied K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  36. Assessment • 3 modes: Modules 62 credits • 7 Tasks 70 credits • Final Examinations 68 credits • Total 200 credits • Certificate awarded at 3 levels • Pass 60 - 69% ( 120 - 139 credits ) • Merit 70 - 84% ( 140 - 169 credits) • Distinction 85 - 100% ( 170 - 200 credits) K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.

  37. Who accepts Leaving Certificate Applied? • Most P.L.C. Courses • FAS/Solas • Gardai • Direct employment K.Rahilly Guidance & Counselling Dept.