Mount St Michael Secondary School

Senior Cycle

In Mount St. Michael students may opt to participate in Transition Year or they may go directly into the Leaving Certificate Programme. While following their Leaving Cert programme students have the option of completing the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP).

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is currently reviewing Senior Cycle education.

"The review offers an opportunity to generate a shared vision for senior cycle and a strong base from which to shape a curriculum that genuinely meets the needs of all learners for years to come." To learn more please click here

Students in Leaving Cert study subjects as outlined below

3 Core Subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths

1 Modern Foreign Language

  • French or German

3 Optional Subjects Chosen from the following List

Accounting, Agricultural Science, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, History, Home Economics, Music, Physics/Phy/Chem, Religious Education,

Non-Examination Subjects

  • Choir
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Career Guidance

Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP)

LCVP is a programme which strengthens the vocational dimension of the existing Leaving Certificate. It promotes the development of a range of transferable skills and acts as a connecting link between several Leaving Certificate subjects.

It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and to become more innovative and enterprising. It helps students realise that they need to have a willingness to learn, to be part of a team, and develop skills for the adult working environment. All students who qualify with the correct subject combinations are entered for LCVP.

LCVP students take at least five LC subjects, included in this must be the study of Irish and a modern European language.

The revised Link Module Programme consists of two link modules –Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education. It aims to provide the students with a general knowledge of the world of work, the skills to find employment and experience work in an adult working environment. It tries to provide a link between vocational subjects and their relevance in the business community. It helps students identify their own personal skills and young entrepreneurs amongst us are encouraged to develop that skill.

The LCVP programme is also beneficial to students because of the recognition it gets from Universities and Institutes of Technology for CAO points.

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Co. Mayo,

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