Maths is compulsory for all students.
It is offered at higher, ordinary and foundation level. As it is so important to pass Maths in the Leaving Certificate, we strongly recommend that all students follow the recommendation of their teachers.
In Transition Year there are 3 classes-2 higher level classes & 1 ordinary level class.
In 5th & 6th years-all classes run parallel to allow students move from higher level to ordinary level.
There are currently 3 higher level classes & 3 ordinary level classes in 5th year.
In 6th year there are 3 higher level classes, 2 ordinary level classes & 1 small foundation class.
Higher Level is needed for most Engineering, Mathematical, Physics and Actuarial courses in University. Check with individual colleges, search engines and guidance counsellor for confirmation.
The Gardaí will accept a B. However, foundation level Maths is not accepted by all colleges for entry. Therefore it is essential that students check that doing Foundation Level Maths will not have an adverse effect on their choice of 3rd level programme or career. Speak to the Guidance Counsellor before making any decision.