Castleblayney College


Chemistry education reflects the growing significance of science in Ireland. It is designed to incorporate:

  • science for the enquiring mind
  • science for life
  • science for the environment

Chemistry is offered at Higher and Ordinary Levels and has 29 mandatory experiments to be covered.  The syllabus consists of approximately 70% pure chemistry; the remaining 30% deals with the social and applied aspects of chemistry.  The main topics covered are:

  • Periodic Table and Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Stoichiometry, Formulas and Equations
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Fuels and Heats of Reaction
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Option 1A: Industrial Chemistry
  • Option 1B: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Option 2A: Materials Chemistry
  • Option 2B: Electrochemistry and Extraction of Metals


To find out more information about this subject please click on the following link which will bring you to the guidelines on this subject: 

Senior Cycle Chemistry

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