St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Chemistry

Mary Crimmins
John Breheny

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. In fact it is the study of all materials and is vital to every aspect of your lives.

The Leaving Certificate course is designed to stimulate interest in and enjoyment of the subject. It seeks to develop an appreciation of scientific method, rational thought and to develop skills in laboratory procedures and techniques. To develop skills of observation, analysis, evaluation, communication and problem-solving.

The Chemistry syllabus is designed for 180 hours of class contact time or five class periods per week. Practical work is an integral part of the study of chemistry; it is assessed through the medium of a written paper. There are 28 experiments on the leaving certificate course. Students carry out all of these experiments in groups of two. Chemistry students sit a three hour examination paper for the Leaving Certificate.

Chemistry is an essential subject for entry to certain third level courses such as Veterinary, Dietician, Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy. Students find Leaving Cert. Chemistry a great foundation course for studies in Engineering, Science, Medicine, Nursing and many more courses at third level.

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24-Apr-2024
Out TY rugby 7’s team got to the TUS cup semi-final yesterday after beating Summerhill Sligo 25-0 and Rochfordbridge 20-15, unfortunately they lost narrowly to Newbridge College in the semi-final. Well done lads.
24-Apr-2024
All of our first year students visited Petersburg Outdoor Adventure Centre this week for team bonding and outdoor education.
24-Apr-2024
Well done to our junior girls volleyball squad who qualified for the All-Ireland Finals next week in UL beating Eureka College, Kells and Cross and Passion College, Kildare.
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland
H62XF63

091 841 919

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