In general students have access to at least one double and three single classes per week. Class sizes are  generally small with numbers varying from 10 to a maximum of 20 students. The teachers who deliver the course in Magh Ene are Ms. Higgins, Ms. McCumhaill and Mr.Gilmartin.

The aim of the syllabus is to give students a better understanding of biology as a pure science as well as any other aspects to it.
The course has three main units:
Biology- the study of life
The Cell
The organism


Subject/Course Choice

If students are looking to do a course in Science, Information Technology or Engineering at third level this is a very good subject to study for the Leaving Certificate. If students excelled at Science at Junior Certificate this is very likely a good match for them if they want to pursue the above courses.
This is most popular of the science subjects at Leaving Certificate as studying this subject has benefits at Third Level for the following courses:
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Veterinary

Did you know!

Biology is more popular with girls than boys and this may be due to the fact that Medicine Nursing and Physiotherapy are more popular with girls, this is reflected in the statistics below.
In 2010 a total of 20971 students took Biology at Leaving Cert. 13678 girls took Biology at Leaving Cert. at Higher Level while 7293 boys did Biology at Higher Level in 2010.

  • 17.4% of students got an A
  • 27.5% of students got a B
  • 25.7 % of students got a C
  • 20.2 % of students got a D
  • 9.2% of students failed