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Within the course there are 22 Mandatory Practicals that on average take two to three lessons to
complete. Students must write up a report on these practicals and the Report Book must be
available for inspection should a D.E.S. Inspector visit the school.
Advice:
Students should be good attendees as there is only one opportunity to do these practicals
Students should have an interest in living things, the environment and its conservation,
fieldwork, biological issues and these modern applications.
There is extensive vocabulary for students to become familiar with and learn accurately.
Recording information and drawing diagrams is important.
Biology should not be seen as the easiest of the Sciences at senior level. There is quite an
amount of knowledge to learn and process.
Careers in the area include: medicine, dentistry, nursing, agriculture, education, genetics,
biotechnology, botony, ecology, environmental science, marine science, microbiology,
zoology, psychology, astronomy, research.
Applied Maths
Course content:
Constant Acceleration
Relative Velocity
Projectiles
Work Energy & Power
Circular Motion
Conservation of Momentum
Simple Harmonic Motion
Rotation around a Rigid Axis
Differential Equations
Newtons Law & Connected Particles
Exam: Higher Paper - 6/10 questions
Ordinary Paper – 6/9 questions
Useful for careers in Engineering, Physics, Construction, Architecture.
Students taking Applied Maths should have studied Junior Cert Maths at Higher Level. If you are
considering Physics and higher level Maths then you should seriously consider taking Applied
Maths. Chemistry also works well with Applied Maths.
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