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.

Events
Aug
22 2024
First Year Students return to school
Aug
23 2024
Second Year Students return to school
Aug
26 2024
Fifth Years return to school
Aug
27 2024
JC and LC Students return to school
04-Jun-2024
Congratulations to Transition Year student Darragh Fahy who is the Irish Schools Champion in the Senior Boys Triple Jump with a jump of 13.46m at 9am this morning.
04-Jun-2024
INCREVEX HEADING TO THE 2025 F1 WORLD FINALS
04-Jun-2024
Good luck to St. Brigid's College athletes who are competing in the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships this weekend in Tullamore Harriers Stadium.
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland
H62XF63

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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