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State Examination Fees Waived for 2023
State Examination Fees Waived for 2023
Reminder to check balance of online payments due
Thank you to all parents who have paid monies owed using our Online School Payment System (MIT). Please note that we do NOT use VSware for payments. Please see below a reminder of a number of online payments may now be overdue.
€50 Admin Charge: We ask that all parents/guardians complete payment of the €50 admin fee per student to cover the cost of school journal, 24 hour student insurance, SMS messages, photocopying and other essential services provided by the school for the benefit of each students.
€100 Voluntary Contribution: Where possible, please pay some or all of the voluntary contribution which fully funds our extra-curricular programme (See details of our programme here) and a number of other services provided for students. We are running Arts week workshops during the week of 6th February 2023. Your contribution will ensure that the costs of the workshops run by visiting artists can be met. The €100 contribution also covers the cost of Mock exam papers and stationary for our exam students.
Mock correction payment for 3rd and 6th years: Please ensure that the €100 payment for JC and LC mock exam correction and €50 for LCA mock exam correction has been paid to ensure that corrected exams can be returned to students asap.
TY payment for Transition Year students: Please complete payment of the €400 for Transition Year and for any other aspects of the TY course that required additional funding (e.g. Microsoft Specialist Course). Transition Year is an expensive course to run and we rely on your contributions to cover the various trips and visiting speakers/activities.
Other payments associated with different activities specific to your child will appear on the MIT system when payment is due.
Thank you for your ongoing financial support for the educational activities run by the school.
Information for students and parents regarding 2nd, 5th and TY Christmas Assessments
Information has been circulated to students with timetable and procedures for 2nd, 5th and TY Christmas Assessments.
Parents can view this information on the relevant year information page on our website:
To support our first and second year students as they approach exams, we offer a Homework Hive Study to these year groups. The goal is to help students get organised, better manage their homework and to improve their study skills.
The Homework Hive runs on Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 pm until 2.00 pm. There is a rota of experienced teachers on hand to offer advice and support.
For further information please see the following Homework Hive Letter from Mr Foley.
IN-SCHOOL ARRANGEMENTS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE LEAVING CERT CANDIDATE SELF SERVICE PORTAL
Adjustments to the Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2022
Students and parents can find information on the Adjustments to the Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2022 HERE
Leaving Certificate Portal
The Leaving Certificate The Leaving Certificate 2021 exam portal reopens this week. Lucan Community College continues to advise all students to opt for both the accredited grades and sitting of State Examination Commission exams in June 2021. Students will be supported in school to complete this process successfully.
Keep up to date with Department Announcements for JC and LC 2021
As details are being announced for the Leaving Certificate process for 2021 we will continue to update you.
Link to recent announcements from Department of Education about LC2021, LCA2021 and JC 20201: here.
Minister Foley’s announcement on 17th February: here.
Leaving Certificate Examinations Timetable here.
Leaving Certificate Applied Examinations Timetable here.
We will continue the process of working together as a school community during these challenging times. Further details will be made available to staff, students and parents/guardians when they have been released by the Department and the State Examinations Commission.
LC Update for 2020 Graduates
Dear 2020 Graduates of Lucan Community College
I wish to inform you that the school stage of the Calculated Grades process is now complete and was submitted to the Calculated Grades portal last Saturday.
Your teachers put a lot of thought and effort into completing the process and school management worked hard during June to ensure that all parts of the process were carried out and results entered exactly as instructed by the Calculated Grades section of the Department.
May I thank you and your parents on behalf of the school community for the manner in which you dealt with the final weeks of term and the absence of inappropriate pressure or interference in the calculated grades process. It was a challenging role for teachers to take on – but it was made that much easier by the knowledge that you put your trust in them to be fair, unbiased and professional.
My congratulations to your Student of the Year Emma Fallon and your Overall Student of College Alex Hanley (announced by video on our school website) and to all of the finalists and nominees.
We will post out your school reference and your Year Book in the coming weeks and we hope that they bring a smile to your face and a renewed sense of pride in all you accomplished during your time with us. When school restarts and circumstances are clearer, we will start to plan for a graduation and prize-giving event and will be in touch again. As your school email addresses will no longer be active in the new school year, communication will be by text message through your parent/guardian mobile phone.
We hope that June has been a more relaxing month for you and that everything will work out well for you in the coming months until the results are released and in the coming years as you map out your future.
It was a pleasure knowing each and every one of you.
Department of Education Announce Cancellation of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral and Practical Performance Tests
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.
All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam.
The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC).
Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time for all. Students are facing a challenging period out of school and our decision on this element of the exams is being taken with their best interests at heart.
“It is the fairest response we could take in the circumstances. It guarantees that no student will score less than they would have if schools had been operating as normal.
“We have seen a new emphasis on remote learning amid the uncertainty about the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of all schools. I hope this decision will ease some of the pressure that students are feeling and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.”
The change to the 2020 state examinations means all students who were due to take oral and practical performance tests in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the examination:
- Oral tests in Leaving Certificate Irish and the Modern Languages of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.
- Practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate Music.
- Practical performance tests in Junior Certificate Music and Home Economics.
Minister McHugh also confirmed changes to deadlines for students to complete project work and coursework in a number of subjects.
Students were originally scheduled to complete these elements of the state examinations on a number of dates from Friday 20 March to Friday 24 April 2020, depending on the subject.
Students will now be given until Friday 15 May 2020 to complete this work.
Minister McHugh said: “We know we are asking a lot of people in order to stem the spread of Covid-19. In response to that I want students and their parents or guardians and teachers to be given flexibility as they work towards the exams.
“All of Government is hugely grateful for the effort, commitment and energy that students and teachers are putting in to continue education in difficult circumstances. I urge you all to keep up the momentum and focus on preparing for the exams.”
Minister McHugh also said the Department will continue to work with the State Examinations Commission to monitor the Covid-19 situation in terms of its potential impact on the other later scheduled components of the state examinations.
“We will continue to respond at the right time and in the right way, with the impact on our students at the forefront of our minds,” Minister McHugh said.
The Minister also advised of steps taken by the Department to minimise the impact on teaching and learning of the current school closures. All schools have been asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools have also been asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their responses. School buildings are available to staff if they wish to access the facilities in order to provide online delivery, or essential services once this is in line with Health Service Executive (HSE) advice.
The Department of Education and Skills will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time, particularly schools with students taking State examinations.
The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.