Junior Cert Science is a big course and covers a wide range of topics in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
If you're willing to put in the work, Junior Cert Science is one of the easier exams to prepare for as the information you need to remember is very factual i.e. no waffling. Make sure you learn your definitions as these make up a large part of the exam.
What's on the Junior Certificate Science course?
What's the Junior Certificate Science exam like?
The two hour written exam has three sections. Biology is covered in Questions 1, 2, and 3, Chemistry is covered in Questions 4, 5 and Physics is covered in Questions 7, 8 and 9.
You may also be required to complete 2 classroom bases assessments (CBAs).
CBA 1 is the Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI) that requires you to conduct an experiment and complete a report. CBA 2 is the Science in Society Investigation or SSI for which you will investigate a socio-scientific issue and create a report.
Any tips for doing well in Junior Certificate Science ?
Download the Junior Cycle Science Syllabus
Download the Junior Cert Science Chief Examiner's Report (2010)
Download the Junior Cert Science Guidelines for Teachers