2 LCVP - What is it?The LCVP is referred to as an enhanced Leaving Certificate in that it builds on and expands the traditional Leaving Cert.Many believe that the traditional LC is too academic, that means, to much emphasis is placed on the subjects and points and little, if any emphasis is placed on preparing the student for their adult and working life.
3 LCVP - What is it?The LCVP provides a balance between the traditional LC and the development of skills and qualities that will be needed in the lives of students on leaving school for further education or work.Students taking the LCVP must do the following: 2 LC subjects from the Dept list, French and two link modules.
4 LCVP - Link Modules The two link modules are: Preparation for the World of WorkEnterprise Education
5 Preparation for the World of Work In this Module we look at:What is work?Why we work?The future of workOur personal profile - interests, hobbies, skills, what kind of person am I ?The working world - attitudes to work, self-employment, part-time work, finding the ideal job, what I want from workJob seeking skillsCareer InvestigationWork Placement ( 1 wk)
6 Work Experience – 3rd – 7th March In this Module we look at:What is Work Experience ?Finding w.e placementsJob seeking skillsLetter writing, form filling,Curriculum VitaeInterview structureParticipationWork IssuesCareer Investigations
7 Enterprise Education In this module we look at: What is enterprise? Enterprising skills and qualitiesGetting Started - finding our own ideasMaking plansMarketing, Production, Advert & PromotionBusiness MattersLocal Business EnterpriseLocal Voluntary and Community EnterpEnterprise Activity
8 How will the LCVP benefit you? Students who do LCVP :are more knowledgeable of the world of workdevelop job-seeking skillsundertake Work Experience ( 1 wk)are more innovative and enterprisingare used to working in teamsare familiar with setting up and running mini-enterprisesgain experience using computers etcare able to take responsibility for your own learning
9 LCVP Exam StructureThe Links Modules are assessed as part of the Leaving Certificate(They are recognised in points terms by the Institutes of Technology)Written Examination marks = 40%Portfolio of Coursework marks = 60%
10 LCVP Exam Structure The grading of the results is as follows Pass % (worth 30 points)Merit % (worth 50 points)Distinction % (worth 70 points = C1 in Honours subject)
11 LCVP Exam Structure The Written Examination (40%) Section A - answer questions from an audio-visual tapeSection B - Case study given 4 weeks in advance of exam, with 3 questions then given on the exam paperSection C - 6 general questions, answer 4
12 LCVP Exam Structure The Portfolio Core: (60%) Options - any 2 of below Curriculum VitaeSummary ReportCareer investigationEnterprise/Action PlanOptions - any 2 of belowDiary of work experienceEnterprise ReportRecorded InterviewReport on my own place
13 Tip:Try and get involved in activities so that you can write up a summary report on them and your portfolio will stand out from everyone elseEach student should have AT LEAST 3 summary reports (typed) and 3 action plans to choose fromSilly typing errors and poor presentation cost huge marks in LCVPType up reports etc when they are fresh in your head as soon after event as possible. Complete them at homeKey in all LCVP activities are the following activities: discuss ideas/plan/research/do/review/evaluateBACK UP ALL YOUR WORK OFTEN!!!!!!
14 Who can do LCVP?All students do LCVP in 5th year and complete their LCVP portfolioStudents can do LCVP for exam purposes in 6th year if1. they have these subject groupings2. they are not exempt from Irish3.Have a foreign languageSpecialist Groupings:1.Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics; Technology - Any Two 2 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics 3 Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics 4 Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry 5 Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two 6 Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option 7 Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two 8 Physics and Chemistry 9 Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry10 Biology and Agricultural Science11 Art - Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication GraphicsServices Groupings12. Engineering or Technology or Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or Business or Economics 13 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics 14 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics 15 Art Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics 16 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics
15 What do I need to have for LCVP What do I need to have for LCVP? (By Friday this week or get your own – only Kingston pendrives allowed ON SALE FROM ANN NOLAN THIS THURS/FRIDAY€20 – for Zip folder, 8gb pendrive (€9), neckstrap, course handouts/notes for 2 yrs, refil pad, exam papers, printing and binding of portfolio.€10 – if you do not require pendrive but need notes, zip folder, exam papers, refil pad, printing & binding€5 – if you do not require pendrive and if not doing exam but will be participating in 5th yr
16 UPCOMING EVENTSVisit in from Celtic Enterprise on Tuesday 6th from ________________ in _________Visit out to SWWCDPVisit In from Local Enterprises (1 per class)Enterprise Event – to be org by each classSunday Dec 1st – Whole School Monster Craft Fair.
17 It is up to you to enjoy and get the most out of your Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme ! The more variety you have in your portfolio and exam answers – the better your grade!