Candidates repeating LCVP must meet all programme requirements in their repeat year. The Link Modules involves two years of study and portfolio preparation. Accordingly the portfolio element is not capable of being repeated within one year where a candidate is repeating other subjects. For assessment purposes the marks obtained in respect of a portfolio assessed in 2007 will be carried forward and aggregated with the marks from the written examination obtained in 2008. New or revised portfolios will not be accepted. A separate entry form will be forwarded to you on receipt of your application.
Assessment, Certification and Recognition
Assessment of Leaving Certificate Subjects
LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same
way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate (established).
Assessment of the Link Modules
The Link Modules, Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education
are treated as a unit for assessment purposes. Assessment, which is at a
common level, comprises two elements, a Terminal Examination Paper and a
Portfolio of Coursework.
The formal assessment of the Links Modules has two components:
- A centrally set written examination (160 marks),with video, case study and syllabus section, taken nationally on the first Wednesday in May.
- A portfolio (240 )marks prepared by each candidate using agreed and published guidelines.
The 2010 schedule of examinations requires the portfolio of coursework for the 2010 LCVP Examination to be completed on 21st April 2010. The 2011 Link Modules written examination is timetabled for 4th May.
LCVP students are awarded the same certification as is used in the Leaving Certificate (established). An additional statement of the grade received for the link
modules is appended to that certification. Grades for the Link Modules are
presented in the following categories :-
Distinction (80 - 100%)
Merit (65 - 79%)
Pass (50 - 64%)
LCVP students have the same opportunity to proceed to Universities and other Third Level Institutions as students in the Leaving Certificate (established).
The Links Modules result can be submitted for a candidates 6th subject in the Leaving Certificate for University and Institute of Technology CAO points purposes. For the purpose of assessment of applications, the CAO may be contacted with regard to the points assigned to the link module grades obtained.
Further information on LCVP is available on www.lcvp.ie.