St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Europe's first CFES School of Distinction

Leaving Certificate Applied

Leaving Certificate Applied - A Curriculum Introduction
From: www.education.ie

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme has been developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. This programme is part of the expanded senior cycle provision designed to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs. The fundamental goal of the Leaving Certificate Applied is to prepare Leaving Certificate participants for transition from the world of school to that of adult and working life.

Through this programme participants explore their own personal qualities, aptitudes and personal skills. Engage with their learning more meaningfully clearing seeing the links to their post secondary school path. Are encouraged and challenged to explore their understanding of social, personal and cultural issues.

It is essential that the talents of all Leaving Certificate participants are recognised and that they are afforded an opportunity to develop in terms of responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge. Participants should also develop communication and decision making skills so as to achieve a more independent and enterprising approach to learning and to life.

The use of active teaching and learning methodologies across the curriculum promotes qualities that are fundamental to the development of an individual: self confidence, responsibility, co-operation, teamwork, problem solving, independence, decision making and initiative.

May 03
2021
School Closed- Public Holiday
13-Apr-2021
Well done to the 6th year Computer Science students that made it past the final elimination and will next week have their experiments run on board the ISS as part of ESERO/ESA's Mission Space Lab competition.
09-Apr-2021
Monday sees a welcome return to in-person learning for all Students. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again. Please read the return to school information carefully and watch the videos ahead of Monday's return.
18-Mar-2021
The Board announces the appointment of Mr Darren Byrne Nealon to the role of Deputy Principal.
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