Senior Cycle Physics




Welcome to the Senior Cycle Physics subject page.


Physics Resources


Please check out for resources developed by our Physics team.


Problem Solving through Isaac Physics (Senior Cycle Physics) Spring 2019


Isaac Physics for GCSE has just been released and it is a perfect resource to use with LC Physics students. By using Isaac Physics, your students will improve their understanding of Physics by the means of problem solving tasks.


Learn how can mark your homework online for free, saving you time and giving your students immediate, useful feedback. Students can access hints and guidance in their problem solving.

Learn how "skills mastery" questions can lead to improvements in carrying out "problem solving" tasks.

Learn how to manage student groups, set assignments and monitor individual student progress


About Isaac Physics


Isaac Physics is a University of Cambridge Department of Education project initiated in 2014. The online platform contains over 1500 problems with guidance and scaffolding

There are currently over 45 000 users including 2700 teachers, registered in the UK and Ireland.

The PDST and The Institute of Physics are delighted to bring Isaac Physics free of charge to Irish teachers and students.


Physics Skills Book- Mastering Essential GCSE Physics


Each workshop participant will receive a free copy of the accompanying book.

Teachers attending these workshops should have registered in advance with


Physics Resource Bank


This is a website maintained by facilitators who work with the PDST Physics team. It is our aim to share resources and interesting links here. To access the PDST resource pages, you will have to be registered. This can be done on the night.


Physics Resources








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.





Inquiry Based Learning



Inquiry Based Science Education


Inquiry Based Science Education from PDST on Vimeo.


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Inquiry Based Learning



Inquiry Based Science Education


Inquiry Based Science Education from PDST on Vimeo.




Big Bang Theory - Gravitiational Waves Detected


There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.

If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe rapidly expanded less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.


See the news here from CNN


Disposal of Radioactive Substances


The CDETB Curriculum Development Unit on behalf of DES and on the recommendation of RPII is establishing an inventory of radioactive materials in all Post Primary Schools. All schools whether of not they have radioactive materials should log on and complete this on-line survey using the password disactive13 as soon as possible. This opportunity to have radioactive materials removed will be available for a limited period only. Any school not wishing to dispose of their radioactive materials under this DES initiative will be obliged, due to the enforcement of EU Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, to pay from their own funds more onerous disposal charges.

Email for more information. Phone: 01-4989500 Mobile: 087-2908537