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Applied Maths


Leaving Certificate Applied Maths aims to develop the learner’s capacity to use mathematics to model real-world problems. By focusing on all aspects of the problem-solving cycle it is envisaged that learners will move beyond calculating procedures and gain experience in asking appropriate questions, formulating mathematical representations of problems, and interpreting and verifying results.

Through Applied Maths, students should learn to appreciate the extent to which mathematics is relevant in everyday life, generating engagement and interest in the process. It is anticipated that digital technology will be used as a learning tool in some aspects of this course.

Course Content

  • Circular Motion and SHM
  • Collisions
  • Connected Particles
  • Differential Equations
  • Hydrostatics
  • Linear Motion
  • Moments of Inertia
  • Projectiles
  • Relative Velocity
  • Statics

How is it assessed?

The Applied Maths assessment is made up of two components; the modelling project (20%) and the final exam (80%)

The Project

The modelling project is based on a brief released each year by the SEC. It involves providing a solution to a modelling problem, and describing the process involved in coming up with this solution.

The Exam

The two and a half hour paper assesses your knowledge and understanding of the course content with a broad range of question types. In order to succeed in this exam, it's important to understand the mathematical terms, concepts, and theories you will learn about in this subject.

11 2023
School closed - No Students
17 2024
1st Year Retreat
01 2024
JCT Inservice for staff: NO STUDENTS
Our 1st year students were treated to a movie day on Friday to celebrate Halloween. Well done to our TY students for organising it. Happy midterm break to everyone!
TY & LCA groups went to Munster Driving campus in Mallow on Thursday where they practised their driving skills. Afterwards they went to the golf driving range. Thanks to Mr. Casey & Mr. Cronin who accompanied them.
Our Maths Department have been busy with activities to celebrate Maths Week. They ran a daily maths teaser and the winners for the week were - Ciarán Reeves, Jonatan Zajda, Nicole Schrockhaas and Adam Hobbs.
Our Leaving Cert students had an early start this morning to travel to the college Open Day at University of Limerick, Mary I and Technological University of Shannon Midwest with Ms. Dwyer & Ms. O' Riordan. We hope that everyone enjoyed this informat
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