Study Physics at Ashfield College

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

Subject Group; Science

Physics describes the laws and forces that govern our world. This subject aims to enhance student’s ability to think logically, observe and understand scientific method. It offers a general education in physics for all students, enabling them to develop an understanding of the scientific method. Science, technology and society part of the syllabus so that students can be aware of physics in the everyday world.

Teacher Profile

kieran-millsKieran Mills

Kieran Mills has 21 years’ experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. He is also the co-author of the Physics Experiment Book. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

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

  • Optics/ Waves
  • Mechanics
  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Atomic Physics
  • Particle Physics
  • Applied Electricity

Exam Structure

The Leaving Cert exam is 3 hours in duration. Students must answer questions based on theory and experiments.

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