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Mathematics is a core subject for all students throughout their six-year cycle in The King's Hospital. It is a wide-ranging subject that is both practical and theoretical, geared to applications and of intrinsic interest.

Its manifestations permeate the natural and constructed world and provide the language and techniques for handling many aspects of everyday and scientific life. It is also an intellectual discipline that deals with abstractions and logical argument.

Junior Certificate Mathematics is offered at three levels: Foundation, Ordinary and Higher, with separate syllabuses for each level. It is examined at all three levels by means of terminal examination papers. There is one examination paper at Foundation level and two at Ordinary and Higher levels.

Leaving Certificate Mathematics is also provided at Foundation, Ordinary and Higher levels, with separate syllabuses for each level, and each examined by means of terminal exmination papers (two at each level).

Mathematics Department 

Mark Campion, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD) Co-ordinator 

John Aiken, BA, HDipEd (TCD) 

Ciara Gallagher, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD) 

Orla Cummins, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI) 

Derek Tucker, BComm (UPE), HDipEd (TCD) 

David Plummer, BSc (NUI), PGCE (Dunelm);

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