Senior Cycle Agricultural Science





Database Registration 


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Autumn 2016 Workshops


Workshops will be announced shortly.  Registrations only via







Click here for the Formulae and Tables booklet - approved for use in the state examinations.



George Boole (1815 - 1864)


November 2nd 2015 is the 200th anniversary year of  George Boole’s birthday.

Cork Education Support Centre on behalf of  ATECI, in conjunction with UCC  and with the help of NAPD, IPPN,PDST, IOP and with generous support from EMC are planning to have every school student in the country doing a lesson based on the work of George Boole on that day.

If you have ideas or suggestions about how you might like to celebrate the centenary in your school or region please email Ruairí Ó Céilleachair at







Our first Scientix National Conference for Agricultural Science took place on the 22nd November in the University of Limerick. It was a hands on practical day and over 100 teachers were in attendance on the day. Thanks to all who attended and made it such a great day. 

An overview of the day can be seen below.




George Dennis performed a  demonStration of the Gerber Test for the Butterfat Content of Milk.

This and other videos including a full dissection of a sheep and pig ruminant and monogastric disection, performed by  Teagasc in Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan,  for Leaving Certificate Students, was made available at the spring ag science course.



Registration for Ag Science Teachers 


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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 


Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  

Checkout their website for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on  STEM.



For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for Ag Science: Follow this link to our online form .


For additional Support


IASTA aims to serve the teachers of Agricultural Science in Ireland by providing resources for teachers, organising events and providing up to date news about Irish farming to teachers. Visit their website here


PDST Contacts


Bríd Finn and Tony O Shea are the Administrators for Ag Science and are based in Limerick Education Centre, Marshall House,  Dooradoyle Road Limerick. They can be contacted by phone on 061 585064. The e-mail address for ag science is