Study Mathematics at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Mathematics can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.

Subject Group; Science

Maths is one of the core subjects which is compulsory in every school. Project Maths, the current leaving cert curriculum, provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of with mathematics, as well as developing their overall appreciation of the subject.

Teacher Profile

John-WintersJohn Winters – Principal
BSc. (Hons) MSc Mathematics, H Dip Ed U.C.D.

Subjects: Maths
John Winters has been teaching Maths to Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) since 1993 and holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Over the years his students have achieved exceptional grades in the State examinations. His knowledge of the curriculum and the imagination which he puts into his classes has been a source of huge benefit to students embarking on their studies of the Project Maths Course. During his career he has taught over 250 revision courses in Maths and Physics and is a published author of exam strategy for both subjects in the Leaving Cert Education Supplement, ‘The Leaving Certificate Toolkit’ published by the Sunday Business Post.

“I learned more Maths in 1 week with John than in a whole year in my last school”

Camille Christle, 5th Year 2015-16″

“John is an exceptional teacher. His enthusiasm makes you eager to learn more.”

Hiba Hassan, Leaving Cert


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Mathematics under the following headings;

  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Area & Volume
  • Constructions


Exam Structure

For both Higher and Ordinary level, there are 2 exam papers for 2.5 hours in duration. Both exams examine different aspects of the curriculum. The Foundation Level exam consists of only one paper.

To discuss whether Mathematics would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and – data correct as of 27/7/2015