Junior Science

Science is a compulsory subject for all pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Junior Cert Programme. Pupils attend four periods 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. For the Junior Cert the exam is broken down as follows

Written Examination -70%
Coursework B -20%
Mandatory Experiments -10%

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. Students also have access to a Horticulture module in Transition Year.

The Teachers who teach the Junior Cert Programme are Ms. Higgins, Ms. Kearns, Ms. McCumhaill and Mr.Gilmartin.

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

The Science Department is based in two well equipped laboratories.

extra-curricular activities students are involved in various activities including Young Scientist, Sci-Fest, Science Olympiads, science quizzes, blogging on Magh Sci, ecology field trips and Science Debates.

Please click here for further information on the Junior Cert Exams includung breakdown of marks, list of topics and list of definitions