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
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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
LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%).
The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March. The written examination takes place the first Wednesday in May of the Leaving Certificate Year. The examination is of two and a half hours duration and consists of three sections which are outline below.
The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:
Section A Audio Visual Presentation
Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C General Questions (4 out of 6)
The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate. The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education & Skills.