The Leaving Certificate Applied programme is a two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life.  The Leaving Certificate Applied programme runs every second year in Archbishop McHale College .

The programme sets out to recognise the talents of all students and to provide opportunities for developing personal responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge. 

The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called sessions. Achievement is credited in each session. Courses are offered in three main areas: Vocational Preparation; General Education; and Vocational Education. 

Assessment 

Assessment takes place on the completion of modules, and there is also a final examination in each of the following areas: 

  • English and Communication 
  • Two vocational specialisms 
  • Mathematical Applications 
  • Language 
  • Social Education 

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded a Leaving Certificate from the Department of Education and Science. The certificate is awarded at three levels: Pass; Merit; and Distinction.  

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme is offered on a two year cycle in Archbishop McHale College on a rolling system. If you would like any more information regarding the Leaving Certificate Applied programme please contact the school.