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Causeway Comprehensive School

Leaving Certificate

In Causeway CS, we offer a range of programmes after Junior Cycle. This includes:

  • Transition Year Programme (TY)
  • The established Leaving Certificate ( including LCVP)
  • The Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

The Leaving Certificate :

Students who decide to take the Leaving Certificate Programme, will take the following subjects over a 2 year cycle

Core Subjects : English, Maths, Irish, PE, RE/RSE, LCVP*

Option Subjects : Students can pick any FOUR of the following subjects :

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agri Science, Business, Accounting, Economics (New in 2023), French, Spanish, History, Geography, Applied Maths, Engineering, Construction Studies, DCG, LCPE, Home Economics, Music, Art

Note :

LCVP* - Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a subject that all 5th year and 6th year students can now take this subject.

The purpose of this subject is for the preparation of work and therefore, students learn to create a CV, complete work experience, complete a career investigation etc. The Assessment is at a common level (no higher or ordinary levels) Students sit a terminal examination paper, representing 40% of the total marks. Students submit a portfolio of coursework, representing 60% of total marks, developed over the two years of the programme and submitted at the end of the final year of the LCVP

Click hereto see our brochure which details 5th year subjects

Causeway Comprehensive aims to find the most appropriate type of Leaving Certificate for each student.

5th Year Laptop initiative Sept 2024 - Click here

The Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

This programme is a 2 year cycle and involves a work experience on Wednesdays. See LCA page on website for further details

May 27
Summer Exams start
Aug 26
First Year start date
Causeway, Co.Kerry, Ireland.
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