Leaving Cert Lcvp Case Study 2013 Nfl


Written Exam

This takes place in May of 6th Year and is 2.5 hrs long. It consists of the following topics:
  • Section A - Audio Visual Presentation
  • Section B - Case Study (received in advance by students)
  • Section C - General Questions (4 out of 6)


(Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme)

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is taken alongside a student's main leaving cert subjects.  Your option subjects must be from one of the Vocational Subject Groupings.  Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies that they will need in their adult lives. 

87%of St Colmcille's CS students used their LCVP points in their CAO application
* Average usage for 2011-2013


LCVP is assessed by an exam in May of 6th Year and a Portfolio due in March of 6th Year.
  • Written exam - 40%
  • Portfolio - 60%

CAO Points

The LCVP course is recognised for CAO points purposes by the Universities & Institutes of Technologies. The points are allocated as follows:
  • Distinction (80-100%) - 70 Points
  • Merit (65-79%) - 50 Points
  • Pass (50-64%) - 30 Points
Module 1 - Preparation for the World of Work
Students will research and investigate local employment opportunities, develop job seeking skills such as letter writing, CV presentation, interview techniques; gain valuable practical experience of the world of work; interview and work shadow a person in a career area that interests them.

Module 2 - Enterprise Education
Students will be involved in organising visits to local business and community enterprises; meet and interview enterprising people on site and in the classroom; plan and undertake interesting activities that will build self–confidence, creativity, initiative and develop teamwork, communication and computer skills.

LCVP Assessment: Case Studies

As well as using the case studies as examination preparation, they may also be used as a teaching resource for all parts of the curriculum.   

Mind maps are an excellent visual way of preparing for both the case study and the written paper.  They can be used to link to all of the Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs). 

LCVP Case Study Mindmap 2017

How will you use your LCVP mindmap? It maybe a stimulus for a summary.  Why not construct questions and answers from the Case?

Click here to download a copy of the case study

The resources below are a collation of the ideas which have been expressed at our LCVP workshops

Click here to download a copy of this booklet

Case Study Methodology

The Case Study Methodology is an excellent way of analysing the case study and preparing students for the examination.  It can be downloaded here. 

The PowerPoint from the Case Study local PDST courses is available here.  This powerpoint may help with case study preparation. 

A list of questions identified as sample/possible questions for use with the  Case Study (in advance of the exam) is available for the following years:

2015 Click here and here

2014 Click here

2013 Click here

2012 Click here

Click here for a co-operative approach to the Case Study.

Click here for the talking notes from Case Study night


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