Leaving Cert Biology builds on the foundations of the Biology section of Junior Cycle Science. It is a very diverse and covers everything from Cell Biology to the Human Body to Ecology and Plants.

There are 22 experiments carried out as part of the course and the content is split into 22 sections.

  • Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi & Yeast
  • Blood & Circulatory System
  • Breathing System
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Metabolism & Enzymes
  • Cell Structure
  • Digestive System
  • Ecology & Ecosystems
  • Excretion
  • Experiment Questions
  • Eye/Ear & Nervous System
  • Food & Food Tests
  • Genetics, DNA & Evolution
  • Hormonal System
  • Human Reproduction
  • Immune system
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant Reproduction & Transport
  • Plant Responses & Seed Growth
  • Plant Structure
  • Respiration


Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Biology

Biology is a requirement for entry into a number of third level courses and is useful for careers including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy.

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