Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. The programme puts an emphasis on forms of achievement and excellence, which the established Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past. The Leaving Certificate Applied was introduced to recognise the talents of all students and provide opportunities for development in terms of responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge and reflection. It is an innovative programme in the way students learn, in what they learn and in the way their achievements are assessed. Work Experience forms a major part of the programme. Students participate in 4 placements over the 2 years by engagement with organised placements every Wednesday. Below is the range of subjects that The Abbey School offers to LCA students.

  • English & Communications
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Social Education
  • Vocational Preparation & Guidance
  • Horticulture
  • Art, Craft & Design
  • Information Technology
  • Practical Achievement
  • Personal Reflection
  • Irish
  • French
  • Information Technology
  • Graphics & Construction Studies
  • Technology
  • Active Leisure Studies