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Assessment in LCA

The LCA Programme has 3 Modes of Assessment:

Satisfactory Completion of Modules             62 Credits (31%)

7 Students Tasks                                                    70 Credits (35%)

Final Examination                                                 68 Credits (34%)

Total                                                                            200 Credits


Students are assessed on a continuous basis over the four sessions with credits being awarded at the end of the session on satisfactory completion of modules.

  • Satisfactory Completion of Modules: This involves students completing mandatory Key Assignments for each course.
  • 7 Student Tasks: Students complete 7 tasks over the two years. Tasks are anchored in specific courses. A task is a substantial project and is worth 10 credits. Students are interviewed by external examiners

Students have the potential to achieve 66% of their overall marks before completing their final exams.


Terminal Examinations: Terminal Examinations are provided in the following areas:

  • English and Communication
  • Two Vocational Specialisms
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Language (Gaeilge Chumarsáideach & Modern European Languages)
  • Social Education

The written examinations will generally be held in the same period as other Leaving Certificate examinations.

Oral examinations, as well as written/aural examinations, will be held in the case of all the languages including English and Communications.

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