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Leaving Certificate Physics aims to give students an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics and their application to everyday life. It offers a general education in physics to all students, enabling them to develop an understanding of the scientific method and their ability to observe, to think logically and to communicate effectively. Science technology and society (STS) is an integral part of the syllabus so that students can be aware of the principles of the applications of physics in the everyday world.

This syllabus is for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education and is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels.

Physics Course Content

Optics / Waves

  • Light
  • Sound


  • Time
  • Space
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Acceleration.


  • Changes of state
  • Energy conversions and mathematical problems.

Electricity and Magnetism:

  • Simple Circuits
  • Gravity,
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • AC & DC currents

Atomic Physics

  • Cathode rays
  • X-rays
  • Radioactive decay
  • Nuclear fission and fusion
  • Nuclear reactors

Option sections

Particle Physics

  • A detailed study of sub atomic particles

Applied Electricity

  • A detailed study of electricity and how motors work

The Exam

100% of your mark goes for a one paper 3 hour exam but you are required to keep a record of your practical work over the two years of the course.

Section A:

Answer 3 out of 4 questions (40 marks per question) based on experimental procedures and use of results.

Section B:

  • Answer 5 out of 8 questions (56 marks per question)
  • Questions are more broad and theory based

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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