Leaving Cert Physics is the most mathematical of the sciences, with many exam questions requiring you to solve a problem using learnt formulas.
It is important that you go over these experiments before the exam as Section A examines you on your knowledge of these practicals.
Physics Course Content
Optics / Waves
Electricity and Magnetism:
100% of your mark goes for a one paper 3 hour exam but you are required to keep a record of your practical work over the two years of the course.
Answer 3 out of 4 questions (40 marks per question) based on experimental procedures and use of results.
Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Physics
Physics can be a really helpful subject to have for a number of third level options, and in many cases counts as a science subject requirement for certain courses. It is useful for careers including finance, statistics, engineering, physics and computer science.
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