The physics section of the science department caters for 156 pupils in the senior cycle (at higher and ordinary levels), preparing them for the Leaving Certificate.
There is an average class size of 19 with 5 teachers instructing 8 classes.
All students take part in scheduled practical work. There is also a strong emphasis on using modern teaching methodologies in the department:
Data projectors and computers are fully utilised in each lab, as well as datalogging equipment to do many of the class experiments at Senior level. Each 5th & 6th year student is given a unique resource cd containing detailed course notes, instructions for experiments, applets and an interactive syllabus.
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