Golden Key is an independent publishing company based in Skerries, Co. Dublin. We specialise in niches in the Irish secondary school sector such as the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme, Technology for both Junior and Leaving Certificate and Foundation Maths for Leaving Cert. This year we will be publishing a new title “Computer Science for Leaving Cert”.
New LCA Maths Curriculum – POSTPONED
As outlined in Department Circular 0061/2019, four revised LCA module descriptors were due to be introduced in September 2020. These were: English and Communications, Mathematical Applications, Introduction to Information and Communication Technology, and Information and Communication Technology – Specialism. The introduction of these revised module descriptors has been deferred until September 2021. Teachers should continue to teach the original module descriptors for these subjects. Golden Key will be reprinting LCA Maths 1 and LCA Maths 2.
Books 3 and 4 are still current for 6th years and we have enough stock for 2020/21.
See here for details of the new curriculum.
Computer Science for Leaving Cert
We will be publishing a book for the new Computer Science for Leaving Cert To register interest and to get more details, go to Computer Science for Leaving Cert.
Foundation Maths for Leaving Cert
In 2017 we published “Foundation Maths for Leaving Cert” by Gráinne Enright. Go to Foundation Maths for Leaving Cert.
Applied Technology for Junior Cycle
“Applied Technology for Junior Cycle”, is a new textbook based on the book by by Paul Enright published in 2016 and IS AVAILABLE NOW.
For more details, go to Junior Cycle Technology.
Leaving Cert Technology
“Technology for Leaving Certificate”, a textbook by Gráinne Enright was published in 2015 and is available now.
For more details, go to Leaving Cert Technology.
We have four workbooks for LCA Mathematical Applications. These were written by Jackie Pierce and Adrienne Webb, both of whom are very experienced teachers of LCA Maths. We will have a new Book 1 available for September 2020 covering the new curriculum.
For more about the existing books, including contents, sample pages and teachers’ comments go to LCA Maths.
LCA Student Task
Our two publications “The Student Task 1” and “The Student Task 2” provide everything needed for each of the seven LCA student tasks. For more details, go to The Student Task Workbooks.
LCA Vocational Preparation and Guidance
To download a free copy of our exercise linking work experience and enterprise, press shift click (or option click on a Mac) here: Experiencing Enterprise.
If you have any suggestions for resources for any subject, please let us know.