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Many students are unaware of the many college courses that require a Leaving Certificate Science subject. The vast majority of students in Hewitt College study at least one Science subject with Biology being by far our most popular choice. The course is diverse and covers everything from Cell Biology to the Human Body to Ecology and Plants. It is a subject that requires lots of learning and most of the course is covered in 5th year. Definitions are also vital as they can make up 25% of the questions on the exam. There are 22 experiments to be learned and these can account for up 20% of the marks. Our students are regularly tested on the material by Dr. Fiona Power and John O’Brien, ensuring that students don’t fall behind. Class examinations and examination paper practice is key to our continued exam success.

Biology as an extra subject for students not attending Hewitt College is a very popular option, as it is very achievable to cover the course with one weekly class, particularly for a student beginning in 5th year.

As there is no restriction on subject choices at Hewitt College, students that are interested in Science and STEM subjects may choose all or any combination of the following : Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

Complementary subjects: Agricultural Science, Home Economics

Availability at Hewitt College

  • Full Time
  • Weekly Grinds
  • Courses
  • Leaving Cert Biology: Higher

Our Leaving Cert Programme has full time 4th Year, 5th Year and 6th Year classes, and includes Biology as a core subject.

Biology is currently available as a weekly grind:

Grinds or Evening Classes in Biology are regularly available for the following exams.

  • Leaving Cert Biology: Higher

Biology is available on the following upcoming courses:

Courses in Biology for the following exams are regularly available.

  • Leaving Cert Biology: Higher
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