Courses

Riversdale Community College Courses

  • EAL
    English as an Additional Language (EAL) EAL is offered as a support subject to students who do not have English as their mother tongue. Students are withdrawn from timetabled subjects for this support. The students are often exempt from Irish and are therefore withdrawn from this subject, so they do not need to miss any of their timetabled classes. Students Continue Reading...
  • LCVP
    The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a senior cycle Programme of the Department of Education & Science, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The strong vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by arranging Leaving Certificate subjects into Vocational Subject Groupings (see Table below) and through the provision of two additional courses of Continue Reading...
  • LCA
    What is the Leaving Certificate Applied? The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct stand-alone, two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. The programme puts an emphasis on forms of achievement and excellence, which the traditional Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past. Assessment for the programme is a combination of continuous assessment and written examinations.   Why Continue Reading...
  • The Leaving Certificate
    The Leaving Certificate (Established) programme offers students a broad and balanced education while allowing for some specialisation. The certificate is used for the purposes of selection into further education, employment, training and higher education. The examination is the terminal examination of post-primary education. It is held at the end of the Senior Cycle in post-primary schools. The Senior Cycle caters Continue Reading...
  • Transition Year
    The Transition Year Programme was reintroduced across the country in the mid 1990s. It’s overall mission is to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of students. The Transition Year Programme at Riversdale continues to provide students with a solid foundation for the Leaving Certificate course. It provides students with space in which to learn, mature and develop in Continue Reading...
  • JCSP
    Defining the JCSP Every year a small group of students leave post-primary education without qualifications, some of them without attempting any of the State examinations. For many of these young people, their experience of school has been one of failure and alienation. In this context the department of education set out to develop “an alternative pathway towards the aims and Continue Reading...
  • The Junior Certificate
    The Junior Certificate The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools. The Junior Cycle caters for students in the 13 to 15 year old age group. Students normally sit for the examinations at the age of 14 or 15, after 3 years of post-primary education. However, candidature for the examination is not Continue Reading...