Physics is the most mathematical of the Science options, with a strong emphasis on problem-solving using formulas. Students are also expected to learn precise definitions and experiments. Physics aims to enhance a student’s ability to observe, to think logically and understand scientific method. Students will need to be able to visualise the problems before they can apply the mathematical reasoning required to solve the problem. The questions are not asked in the straightforward manner of Biology or Agricultural Science.
The marking scheme in Physics in precise and textbook definitions are required. Answers for Physics are short and concise and students tend not to run out of time in the examination.
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 of the following: Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
At Hewitt College, we are finalising our roadmap to safely guide our students on their Leaving Certificate journey.
For the coming academic year, no external student will be admitted to Hewitt College during the school week.
– Weekend Supervised Study: These facilities are available to external students on Saturday and Sunday, from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Availability at Hewitt College
- Full Time
- Leaving Cert Physics: Higher
Our Leaving Cert Programme has full time 4th Year, 5th Year and 6th Year classes, and includes Physics as a core subject.
Courses in Physics for the following exams are regularly available.