Mathematics at Senior Cycle builds on the learning at Junior Cycle and develops mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, life and work. Through their study of mathematics, students develop a flexible, disciplined way of thinking which enables them to solve problems in mathematical and real world contexts.
Leaving Certificate Mathematics is made up of five strands:
Statistics and Probability
Geometry and Trigonometry
The syllabus is provided at three levels – Higher, Ordinary and Foundation level.
Leaving Certificate Mathematics is assessed at Foundation, Ordinary and Higher levels. There are two examination papers at each level.