St. Mary's Academy CBS
- An Edmund Rice School


Many students take the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) which is an intervention designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the established Leaving Certificate. It emphasises enterprise education and preparation for working life and further education.

Our LCVP Programme aims to prepare students for an ever-evolving working, technological and business world while capitalising on the already present academic strengths of students and engendering and encouraging a spirit of enterprise in each individual. Self-reliance in learning, vibrant connection with the local community, and engagement with the best examples of personal, voluntary, community and business enterprise, are among the primary goals of this active learning programme. Assessment of LCVP takes the form of both written examination and a portfolio of continuous coursework completed in the duration of the two-year programme of study and the grade obtained may be used as part of the calculation of the traditional ‘Points’ system.

For more information about the LCVP module please visit the following site:

See below for the Link Modules (LCVP) Subject Groupings:


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