Senior Cycle Chemistry



Welcome to the Senior Cycle Chemistry subject page. Chemistry is one of the two-year Senior Cycle STEM subjects examined in the Leaving Certificate.


Chemistry Reources


Please check out for 100's of resources developed by our Chemistry team.



PDST STEM database registration form




The Scifest programme aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Click here to access the Scifest website.



SciFest Ezine, Volume 9, Number 2, November 2017


Click on the photo below to access the Ezine




Inquiry Based Learning

Inquiry Based Science Education


Inquiry Based Science Education from PDST on Vimeo.



State Examinations Commission 2016 - Chemistry Results


Higher Level
Year %A %B %C %D %Fail
2012 20 28 24 19 9
2013 21 28 25 18 8
2014 21 29 23 18 9
2015 22 28 23 18 9
2016 20 28 24 20 9




Ordinary Level
Year %A %B %C %D Fail
2012 8 22 30 24 15
2013 7 21 30 24 16
2014 10 25 29 22 15
2015 6 21 30 24 18
2016 8 29 29 21 12



New CAO Points Scale


HIgher Level Grade Points Ordinary Level Grade Points
H1 100    
H2 88    
H3 77    
H4 66    
H5 56 O1 56
H6 46 O2 46
H7 37 O3 37
H8 0 O4 28
    O5 20
    O6 12
    O7 0



Chemistry Education Resource Guide


Click here for the Formulae and Tables booklet - approved for use in the state examinations.


Click here to access the 2016 Analysis Spreadsheet to input your Leaving Certificate Chemistry results. The output should be used in conjunction with subject planning Self Evaluation strategies within the school.

NOTE: For instructions on how to use these spreadsheets, please click here.

NOTE: It is not possible to update last years spreadsheets in light of this years results.  You should copy the details from the first page of last years spreadsheets into this years (the numbers in the yellow cells). You can only edit the yellow cells, otherwise the file will tell you it is password protected


Click here to access a range of resources for Chemistry education.


Database Registration


Click here to register for our database.



AMGEN Teach 



STEM Discovery Week 2017

Click here for details for STEM Discovery Week April 24-30 to promote STEM careers and innovative ideas in your schools.


Image result for amgen teach





Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 


Information Page





We are updating our register, Please register your details here even if you have done so before so  that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information.





Science on Stage 2014/2015


For the European Science on Stage festival (17th–20th June 2015) Science on Stage Ireland is looking for teachers with extraordinary ideas for teaching science. SOS provide: concepts, materials and a lively exchange with colleagues from all over Europe. Further details on flyer.  Closing date for applications: 30/09/2014

<< Science on Stage Flyer>>





To avail of school based support forSenior Cycle ChemistryFollow this link to our online school based support application form. 

Email [email protected] with any queries.







The ISTA supports science teachers of all science subjects through their network of branches thorughout the country.Details of events can be found on their website

Seán Fogarty is the current chairperson of the ISTA.




Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  Information Page

Checkout their website for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on  STEM.




Administration: Brid Finn / Tony O' Shea  

Limerick Education Centre  
First Floor 
Marshal House 
Doordoyle Road 

Email: [email protected]   
Phone: 061 585060