Leaving Cert Applied Maths can be studied as a one or two year programme, either as a full-time day school student or as an external student as an extra subject.

Subject Group: Maths


Course commences 9th September 2020

Monday evenings from 5.30pm – 8.00pm commencing 9th September 2020 for 30 weeks

Students who have obtained an A or high B grade at higher level in Applied Maths in their junior cycle and Transition Year studies and who have a keen interest in using Maths to solve practical problems are ideal candidates for Applied Maths. The course can be enjoyable and rewarding and can be a useful stepping stone for students interested in pursuing a third level course in subjects such as engineering, financial mathematics and the natural and social sciences.

At higher level, students study the following topics;

  • Linear Motion under a constant acceleration including motion under gravity
  • Relative Velocity including it’s applications with currents and wind
  • Newton’s laws and connected particles
  • Projectiles on horizontal and incline plains
  • Impacts and collisions (direct and oblique)
  • Circular motion and simple harmonic motion
  • Statics & friction
  • Hydrostatics
  • Moments of inertia and it’s applications with rotation  of compound bodies
  • First order and second order differential equations and their applications in basic real life situations
Leaving Cert Applied Maths Teacher

Teacher Profile

Nigel MacMillan
BEng, MSc,

Subjects: Leaving Cert Applied Maths

Nigel Macmillan has over 10 years experience teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths. He holds a Honours Degree in Engineering and a Masters in teaching and learning. He is passionate about teaching and achieving the best for his students. He has created a course of physics video lessons covering all aspects of the Leaving Certificate physics course.

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Exam Structure

There are 10 questions on the Leaving Cert Applied Maths exam paper that students must answer any six questions. There are no compulsory questions on the paper.  The exam accounts for 100% of the marks in Applied Maths.

To discuss whether Applied Maths would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and www.examinations.ie – data correct as of 05/06/2014