Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
LCA Coordinator – Ms Nuala Lafferty
The Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical Leaving Certificate programme with a vocational focus.
Assessment is on a Credit system. There are 200 credits available in total:
62 credits (31%) for ongoing attendance, class work and assignments.
70 credits (35%) for 7 Student Tasks (project work).
68 credits (34%) for 7 Final Examinations.
The LCA is awarded at three levels:
Pass: 120 - 139 credits (60% - 69%)
Merit: 140 - 169 credits (70% - 84%)
Distinction: 170 - 200 credits (85% - 100%)
Information on the programme will be provided at the Programme Information night and is available at www.pdst.ie
Parents and Guardians who require further information should make an appointment, through the Main Office, to meet with Ms Donaghy or email