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Junior Certificate Science

Science is a compulsory subject for all pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Junior Cert Programme. In first year, pupils attend one double and one single class period per week. During second and third year, pupils attend one double and two single classes per week.

The Junior Certificate syllabus consists of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and assessment is by means of the Junior Cert examination paper and coursework. The latter is made up of 30 mandatory experiments which have to be completed and recorded and two additional investigations which are submitted.Science is also part of the
Transition Year, with pupils attending one double class and one single class per week. Students are taught through a series of modules which may vary from year to year.

Pupils may then go on to choose at least one science subject in the
Leaving Cert programme. Those on offer are Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Agricultural Science. Pupils in senior level attend one double and three single classes per week.

The Science Department is based in three well equipped laboratories.

extra-curricular activities students are involved in various activities including Young Scientist, Sci-Fest, Science Olympiads, science quizzes, ecology field trips, visits to water treatment and sewage treatment plants and visits to local colleges and universities.

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