SEC Exam Resources

All Leaving Certificate Chemistry examination papers, marking schemes and Chief Examiner Reports have been sourced from the State Examinations Commission




  • There have been recent changes to the syllabus in some subjects. In subjects where the syllabus has changed the papers for the years preceding the change are shown for reference purposes only, they are not based on the current syllabus. For a full list of the syllabus changes please click here (State Examination Comission 2014);

  • Years marked with and asterix (e.g. 2003*) are presently not available from the State Examinations Commission Website.

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Higher Level
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Ordinary Level Exam Paper

Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

Chief Examiner's Report*

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