‘Top Tips’ for the Leaving Certificate Biology Higher Level Paper

Helpful Tips

Below are some ‘Top tips’ for the Leaving Certificate Biology Higher Level Paper by Mona Murray, Biology teacher at The Institute of Education.

  1. Revise all the Practicals. Centre your revision on the diagrams of the apparatus and use this to gather the information for you. Make sure that you know the expected result in each case.
  2. There are 3 major topics that everyone should cover:
  • Scientific Method
  • Bio Molecules
  • Ecology

If you have studied these topics well you are guaranteed 2 questions from Section A and 1 question from Section C.

Make sure that you look over the following individual topics, as they are examined almost every year:

  • Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Genetics and DNA
  • Human Reproduction

As a quick revision, practice your diagrams and labels.