Mathematics at Senior Cycle builds on the learning at Junior Cycle and develops mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, life and work. Through their study of mathematics, students develop a flexible, disciplined way of thinking which enables them to solve problems in mathematical and real world contexts.

The syllabus is provided at three levels – Higher, Ordinary and Foundation level and is also assessed at these levels. There are two examination papers at each level.

Project Maths is an initiative to change the syllabus, assessment and teaching of mathematics in post-primary schools. For more info go to

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NCCA Leaving Certificate Mathematics Syllabus

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