What is Physics? The Leaving Cert physics course follows directly from Junior Cert Science and covers more topics in greater depth. The course is heavily based around experiments; students are required to complete and write reports on 24 practical experiments throughout the two years.
Students will also learn how to accurately record, analyse results, and how to minimise and accommodate experimental errors. These laboratory experiments, along with many more non-compulsory experiments are examined in detail on a section of the written paper.
The course also involves a lot of theory which is tested on the written examination. Students are expected to be able to use various formulae with respect to SI units and significant figures, and have a good understanding of the role in physics in modern society and technology.
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