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Leaving Certificate Mathematics
The main aim of Project Maths is to change the way Maths is taught so that you leave school with a greater understanding of the concepts as well as an idea of how Maths can be applied to everyday real life situations.
Higher Maths is considered the most time consuming of all subjects so it was decided to introduce a bonus point system. If you pass HL Maths you get a bonus 25 points so if you get an H1 in higher Maths you will be awarded 125 points and a H3 will achieve 70 points (45 + 25). However, for this to apply, Maths must be one of your top six points, and you must pass it.
NOTE: As many of the Project Maths papers released are sample papers, marking schemes are not always available.
Leaving cert Maths Course Content
● Algebra
● Area & Volume
● Arithmetic
● Complex Numbers
● Coordinate Geometry
● Geometry
● Induction
● Logs
● Probability
● Roots of a function/ Equation
● Sequences and Series
● Sets
● Statistics and Data
● The Circle
● Trigonometry
● Indices
● Functions
● Calculus/ Differentiation
The Exam (Higher and Ordinary level)
Paper one is 2.5 hours long and has two sections
Section A  Concepts & Skills, 150 marks in 6 questions
Section B  Contexts & Applications, 150 marks in 3 questions
You must answer all nine questions
Paper two is 2.5 hours long and has two sections
Section A  Concepts & Skills, 150 marks in 6 questions
Section B  Contexts & Applications, 150 marks in 2 questions
You must answer all eight questions but you are given a choice between 6(a) and 6(b) in section A
Unlike other exams, there is no consistency in what question any particular topic will appear. Often questions will test you on a few different topics from across the course. There is also no consistency in the allocation of marks across the different parts (a,b,c) of a question.
In terms of time management a good starting point is to spend 10 minutes at the start reading the paper and then spend 10 minutes on 25 mark questions, 20 minutes on 50 marker questions and 30 minutes on 75 mark questions. The marks allocated for a question may not, however always be a multiple of 25 so it’s important to be somewhat flexible in your time management.
Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Maths
This subject is a requirement for entry into a number of third level courses. Maths is used throughout everyday life and is an important part of careers such as Business, Finance, Engineering, Science, Accounting, Statistics, Medicine.
Download the Leaving Cert Maths syllabus (for 2015 onwards)
Download Chief Examiners Report (2015)
Leaving Certificate Mathematics (Foundation Level)
Luckily if you're doing the exam from 2015 onwards, the Foundation Maths exam consists of only one paper.
The Exam (Foundation Level Only) is 2.5 hours long and has two sections
Section A  200 marks in 8 questions
Section B  100 marks in 3 questions
You must answer all eleven questions
21 Topics for Mathematics
 Algebra
 Area & Volume
 Calculus
 Complex Numbers
 CoOrdinate Geometry, The Line
 Differentiation
 Financial Maths/Arithmetic
 Functions
 Geometry
 Geometry (Proofs and Constructions)
 Graphs of Functions
 Induction
 Integration
 Logs
 Probability
 Roots of a Function/ Equation
 Sequences & Series
 Sets
 Statistics & Data
 The Circle
 Trigonometry
21 Past papers for Mathematics

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012
 Paper Two
 Project Maths Paper One Sample
 Project Maths Paper Two Sample
 Paper One
 Paper One Project Maths
 Paper Two Project Maths
 Sample Paper One
 Sample Paper Two
 Paper (marking scheme)
 Project Maths (marking scheme)
 2012SampleMarkingScheme (marking scheme)
 Sample Paper One (marking scheme)
 Sample Paper Two (marking scheme)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005
Mathematics Discussions

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Ol mock paper 2016 by meabh17

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Resources for Higher Mathematics
Number Sets Study Notes and Worked Solution examples [PDF Document]
Added to Sets by Amanda April
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Added to Financial Maths/Arithmetic by Eimear_d
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Added to Differentiation by Eimear_d
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Added to Financial Maths/Arithmetic by Eimear_d
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Added to Probability by Eimear_d
Worked Solution  TheMathsTutor.ie [Video]
Added to Geometry (Proofs and Constructions) by Eimear_d
Log and Indices  Notes [PDF Document]
Financial Maths: A comprehensive guide [Web Page]
Added to Financial Maths/Arithmetic by Bamba
How to Find the Number of Terms in a Geometric Sequence [Video]
Added to Sequences & Series by DistinctA99
Core Maths: Sequences 3  Series [Video]
Added to Sequences & Series by DistinctA99
Core Maths: Sequences 2  Finding the nth term [Video]
Added to Sequences & Series by DistinctA99