Rockford Manor School
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Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Rockford Manor runs an extremely successful Leaving Certificate Applied Programme which is available every two years.

Places on the programme are limited to 18 students. Selection is based upon completion of an Application Form and interview with the Programme Co-ordinator.

This programme in Rockford has been judged by the Department of Education & Skills to be amongst the very best in Ireland.

Under the direction of Ms. Sandra Joyce Rockford LCA students have consistently achieved outstanding results in State Examinations.

It is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical or vocationally orientated programme.

The programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop their self-esteem and fulfil their potential.

LCA Curriculum

  1. Vocational Preparation and Guidance
  2. English & Communications
  3. Mathematical Applications
  4. Information Technology
  5. Vocational Specialisms – Hotel, Catering & Tourism and Information Technology.
  6. Arts Education.
  7. Languages- Gaeilge and Spanish.
  8. Leisure and Recreation.
  9. Social Education.
  10. Elective Modules-Science & Religious Education.


The students’ work is assessed over two years for which they gain credits.
Practicals, interviews and terminal written papers are among the different forms of assessment used.
The students’ communication, problem solving and practical skills are also assessed.

Work Experience

Work experience placements allow students to choose a career which suits their needs.

On completing the LCA Programme, students can continue their education by progressing on to Post Leaving Certificate Courses and Third Level Institutes of Technology.

Leaving Cert Applied in Rockford Manor is “Learning for Life” and helping your daughter to achieve her full potential

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Aug 25
Academic Year Begins: 1st Years and International Students
Aug 26
Staff Planning Day - No students in school
Aug 29
Normal day until 1pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, LCA and 6th Year
Aug 30
Normal school day until 1pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, LCA and 6th Years
Stradbrook Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
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