Leaving Cert Exam  Topics on Each Paper
Paper 1Number
3.1 Number Systems
3.3 Arithmetic (Financial Maths) Algebra 4.1 Expressions
Functions 5.1 Functions
Differentiation
Integration

Paper 2Probability & Statistics
1.1 Counting
1.5 Collecting & Organising Data 1.6 Representing Data
Geometry & Trigonometry 2.1 Synthetic Geometry
Number 3.4 Length, Area and Volume

*Note: It is possible that some elements of may come up in either paper e.g. Area and Volume could form part of a question in Paper 1
Structure of the Examination
(Department Circular S82/2013)
The examinations at Higher level and at Ordinary level will each consist of two written papers, each carrying 300 marks.
Paper 1 will test the material in Strand 3, Strand 4, and Strand 5 of the new syllabus. There will be two sections on the paper, as follows:
o Section A: Concepts and Skills 150 marks
o Section B: Contexts and Applications 150 marks
Paper 2 will test the material in Strand 1 and Strand 2 of the new syllabus, along with material from
Section 3.4 in Strand 3: Length, Area and Volume. There will be two sections on the paper, as
follows:
o Section A: Concepts and Skills 150 marks
o Section B: Contexts and Applications 150 marks
(Department Circular S82/2013)
The examinations at Higher level and at Ordinary level will each consist of two written papers, each carrying 300 marks.
Paper 1 will test the material in Strand 3, Strand 4, and Strand 5 of the new syllabus. There will be two sections on the paper, as follows:
o Section A: Concepts and Skills 150 marks
o Section B: Contexts and Applications 150 marks
Paper 2 will test the material in Strand 1 and Strand 2 of the new syllabus, along with material from
Section 3.4 in Strand 3: Length, Area and Volume. There will be two sections on the paper, as
follows:
o Section A: Concepts and Skills 150 marks
o Section B: Contexts and Applications 150 marks