Since 2006, Coláiste Mhuire has offered the LCA programme as an alternative to the Traditional Leaving Cert. This programme offers most of the Traditional Subjects listed above but with a more practical focus. Students complete subjects on a module basis that combines continuous assessment, projects, interviews and end of term exams. There is also a Work Experience element (One Day a Week) coupled with Vocational Preparation.
The first graduates of this course were in 2008 and they have enjoyed success in receiving apprenticeships, entering employment and pursuing further education through P.L.C.s. For further information on LCA, please contact the programme co-ordinator Mr Martin Gleeson.
For their ICT Task in 2011-12, one group chose to post all LCA activities during Session 3 Year 2 on the school website. This involved typing up reports on each activity and taking photos where possible. The students involved in this project are Ellen Delaney, Tom Lanigan & Martin Dunne. Click on the links below to read their posts. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as they did completing them!
- Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown LCA Class of 2011/12
LCA Class of 2011/12
LCA Students Completing Their ICT Tasks 2011-12
LCA Students Visit KCLR Studio in Kilkenny
Report on our Trip to The Watergate Theatre by Tom Lanigan
Photos From Our Trip To The Watergate Theatre
LCA Class Go Orienteering in Jenkinstown Wood (Kilkenny)
LCA Students Learn the Art of Cake Decoration
LCA, TY & 2nd years recieve Talk on Racism in Sport
LCA, TY & 2nd years receive Talk on Refugees & Asylum Seekers
LCA Class Get a Surprise Visit from The HEINEKEN CUP!
View Photos of Past LCA Groups & Activities by clicking on the Links below:
LCA Enterprise Task 2011 – CARWASH 4 DOSH!
LCA #1 2010
LCA #2 2010