Leaving Certificate  



The Leaving Certificate classes consist of maximum 24 students per class and are mixed ability.  Students taking the Higher and Ordinary level paper are taught together.

The timetable consists of three single classes and one double class per week.

Core Syllabus:


The syllabus consists of the following topics:

  • The Atom and Periodic Table
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Chemical Reactions of Anions
  • The Mole
  • Stoichiometry
  • Properties of Gases
  • Acids and Bases
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Rates of Reactions
  • pH
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry




The Leaving Certificate examination consists of a 3-hour examination in June. Students can sit this examination at Higher or Ordinary Level.