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Junior Certificate - Science


Subject Summary

This revised syllabus in Junior Certificate science has been drawn up to cater for the full range of student ability, aptitude and achievement. The syllabus has three major components, biology, chemistry and physics, and is concerned with the development of scientific knowledge, skills, concepts, and attitudes essential for the responsibilities of citizenship in today's world. All students, irrespective of syllabus level, will be required to study these three components. 


Course Content

  • Biology
  • Food
  • Digestion
  • Skeletal and Muscular system
  • The Senses
  • Human reproduction
  • Animals, Plants and Micro-Organisms
  • Chemistry
  • Classification of substances
  • Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide
  • Water
  • Atomic structure
  • Reactions and Compounds 
  • Physics
  • Force and Energy
  • Heat, Light and Sound
  • Magnetism
  • Electricity and Electronics